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Newer News: November 2003
- A Great Resource on the Access We're Losing by Amy Gahran, E-Media Tidbits, October 28. "I'd like to highlight one fabulous resource for tracking info-access developments: Secrecy News, published by the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy."
- President Bush: Remarks on 9/11 and the President's Daily Brief / Leaks, press conference, October 28. "It's important for the writers of the presidential daily brief to feel comfortable that the documents will never be politicized and/or unnecessarily exposed for public purview."
- Justice e-censorship gaffe sparks controversy by Kevin Poulsen, Security Focus, October 22. "A government watchdog group Wednesday accused the Justice Department of improperly censoring portions of a key report on internal workplace diversity, after online activists successfully unmasked the blacked-out portions of an electronic copy of the document."
- FAS Asks Justice Inspector General to Investigate "Unauthorized Withholding of Information", letter to the IG, October 22. "The arbitrary withholding of information from the public is a terribly corrosive practice that undermines confidence in government."
- CIA Denies Request for Declassification of 2004 Intelligence Budget Total, letter from Robert T. Herman, October 20. "We trust you can appreciate the necessity of an intelligence agency to protect its budget."
- Pentagon Restores Online Access to Documents by Jim Krane, Associated Press, October 16. "If we want an open and accountable government, we need this type of information in the public domain," Aftergood said Wednesday.
- Spies Attack White House Secrecy by Noah Shachtman, Wired News, October 16. "There's a 'total meltdown' in America's intelligence services -- and the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy is one of the major reasons why, current and former top U.S. spooks charged Tuesday."
- Secret Weapon by John Woestendiek, Baltimore Sun, October 14. "High-level leaking, for reasons good and bad, has long been part of U.S. political reality."
- Senators Criticize White House Leak Investigation, letter to President Bush, October 9. "We write to express our continuing concerns regarding the manner in which your Administration is conducting the investigation into the apparently criminal leaking of a covert CIA operative's identity."
- Experts See Delay Tactic in CIA Leak Case by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, October 8. "The White House began shipping documents to the FBI for its CIA leak investigation after screening the material, a concern for some constitutional experts who say that gives the Bush administration room to withhold information."
- White House Press Briefing on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 7. "The President has made it very clear that the leaking of classified information is a serious matter, and he takes it very seriously."
- Remarks by President Bush: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation, October 7. "This is a town of -- where a lot of people leak. And I've constantly expressed my displeasure with leaks, particularly leaks of classified information."
- Official Comments on the Classified $600 million request for the Iraq Survey Group, October 2-6. "Why is the amount of money the administration is seeking for the Iraq survey group classified? What's the rationale for that?"
- Remarks by President Bush: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation, October 6, 2003. "This is a very serious matter, and our administration takes it seriously."
- Last casualty of war? by Alex Massie, Scotsman on Sunday, October 5. "Politicians loathe leaks that prove hostile to their interests but routinely leak selected information to favoured journalists to help get their message out and cast their policies in a favourable light."
- White House Press Briefing: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 2. "What we are focused on is getting to the bottom of this investigation. That's what the President wants to happen."
- White House Press Briefing on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 1. "The President has directed the White House to cooperate fully, that message was sent as soon as he learned of the investigation."
- Novak unlikely to do time, and vows not to give up source by Abdon M. Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times, October 1. "Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak is unlikely to spend time behind bars for printing the name of a CIA employee -- and whoever it was who leaked him the name is also unlikely to do jail time, legal experts predicted."
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