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Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: May 2004
- Agencies classify more information as secret, National Journal's Technology Daily, April 27. The executive branch classified 25 percent more information last year, the Information Security Oversight Office noted in its latest annual report to the president."
- NASA: Columbia Crew Mistakenly Identified as Iraqi War Dead, NASA press release, April 23. "Many news organizations across the country are mistakenly identifying the flag-draped caskets of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew as those of war casualties from Iraq."
- Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld: Remarks on Freedom of Information, from a speech to the NAA/ASNE, April 22. "We all recognize that that Act causes government officials occasional pain, but in my view, it has been a valuable act in helping to get the facts to the American people."
- Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Security Clearance to Naturalized Iranian-American, filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, April 14. "In light of all the circumstances presented by the record in this case, it is clearly consistent with the national interest to grant applicant's request for a security clearance."
- Officials: Pre-9/11 Memo Excluded Data by John Solomon, Associated Press, April 13. "The Aug. 7, 2001, Senior Executive Intelligence Brief didn't mention the 70 FBI investigations into possible al-Qaida activity that the president had been told of a day earlier in a top-secret memo titled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S."
- Residents feel safe in shadow of Site R by John Bugbee, Evening Sun, April 12. "But other than to acknowledge Site R exists and provides a command center for 'Department of Defense senior leadership,' the military refuses to disclose any information."
- Politics Can Get in the Way of Keeping Papers Secret by Robert Pear, New York Times, April 10. "If President Bush decides to release a secret document describing omens of a catastrophic terrorist attack in 2001, it would be the latest example of how political imperatives sometimes force officials to set aside the government's normal procedures for classifying and declassifying national security information."
- Rep. Markey Seeks Declassification of Three Mile Island Records, letter to NRC Chairman Nils Diaz, April 9. "It is in the public interest to disclose all douments related to TMI."
- Intel Aide's Ties Draw Scrutiny by Damon Chappie, Roll Call, April 1. "Stopher’s involvement in creating and championing a foundation funded by the very same contractors who support the national security efforts he is supposed to watch over from his position on the oversight committee has alarmed individuals both inside and outside government..."
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