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- CIA pulls Iraqi centrifuge photos off its Web site by Tabassum Zakaria, Reuters, June 30. "The CIA abruptly removed from its Web site photos that showed key uranium enriching equipment found hidden in Iraq."
- Rep. Thompson Cautions DOD Against Premature Closure Of Chemical/Biological Investigation, press release, June 30. "Citing fears that new information about the tests emerges on an almost daily basis, Congressman Thompson urged Secretary Rumsfeld to consult with Congress before shutting the door on the SHAD investigation forever."
- Anti-Terror Agency Turns Heads by Ryan Singel, Wired News, June 24. "The Technical Support Working Group began funding anti-terrorism projects in 1986 and has been known for its intra- and inter-agency cooperation in developing tools for fighting terrorism."
- Controversial NASA attorney advising Columbia commission by Karen Masterson, Houston Chronicle, June 20. "A lawyer who devised ways for NASA to avoid requests under the federal Freedom of Information Act is again working with the agency, this time as legal counsel to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board."
- Statement of Dr. John Marburger on Science and National Security before the NAS Roundtable on Scientific Communication and National Security, June 19. "The White House is determined to provide effective national and homeland security in a manner compatible with the international scientific and technological leadership America has achieved
during the past half century."
- Ashcroft Statement on Appeals Court Ruling in Detainee Secrecy Case, news release, June 17. "We are pleased the court agreed we should not give terrorists a virtual roadmap to our investigation that could allow terrorists to chart a potentially deadly detour around our efforts.”
- Clearance Sale by Shane Harris, Government Executive, June 2003. "Getting security clearances for federal employees and contractors is a big priority. It’s also a big business."
- NASA lets Congress see secret interviews By Kevin Spear, Gwyneth K. Shaw and Jim Leusner, Orlando Sentinel, June 14. "The board investigating the shuttle Columbia tragedy will give Congress -- but not the public -- limited access to transcripts of confidential interviews conducted during its nearly five-month probe, under terms of a deal announced Friday."
- Government Secrecy in the Age of Information by Joe Fitzgerald and Antonia Badway, Biodefense Quarterly, Summer 2003. "On March 26, 2003, Biodefense Quarterly interviewed Steven Aftergood, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, to seek his perspectives on the current balance between preserving scientifi c openness and protecting national security."
- Bingaman Calls on Justice Department to Release Wen Ho Lee Report, press release from Sen. Bingaman, June 11. "I am certain that there are significant portions of the report that could, and should, be made public."
- Unchecked Power Is An Invitation to Abuse, Albuquerque Journal editorial, June 11. "Anyone who harbors no misgivings about the Justice Department cure being worse than the ailment of terrorism ought to study the case of Wen Ho Lee. But that's not possible, because the Justice Department won't allow it."
- Department of Energy Will Revise and Release HEU Report, letter for Joseph S. Mahaley, June 9. "I have recently directed that a revision of the report be prepared that will remove the sensitive portions that caused the original document to be withheld from the public."
- Justice Department refuses to release report on Wen Ho Lee case by Leslie Hoffman, Associated Press, June 5. "The Washington-based Federation of American Scientists filed an appeal Wednesday seeking to reverse the government's decision not to release the report by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility."
- ISOO: Gov't Will Review Classification of Historical Nuclear Weapons Locations, letter from Information Security Oversight Office director J. William Leonard, April 2. "While not committing to a specific timetable, representatives of DoD indicated their intent to conduct an internal review of this issue..."
- 'Big Brother' watching new super diary? by Michael Sniffen, Associated Press, June 3. "Known as LifeLog, the project aims to capture and analyze a multimedia record of everywhere a subject goes and everything he or she sees, hears, reads, says and touches"
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