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Newer News: March 2005
- Cadre grows to rein in message by Tom Brune, Newsday, February 24. "The ranks of federal public affairs officials swelled during the Bush administration's first term, but that hasn't meant that government information is easier to get."
- ACLU Leads Investigation into Detainee Torture by Mike Pesca, National Public Radio Day to Day, February 22. "The ACLU has done a spectacular job, and their litigation, I think, is a milestone in the history of FOIA."
- Clinton Library Opens Presidential Papers for Research, NARA news release, February 22. "The William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, announced that it is making over 100,000 pages of Clinton presidential records available for research."
- Bush Presidential Records to be Released, NARA news release, February 18. "Approximately 9,700 pages of George H.W. Bush Presidential records that were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act restrictions for appointments to federal office and/or confidential advice are now open for research."
- Open Government Advocates Find Allies Among GOP Lawmakers by Chuck McCutcheon, Newhouse News, February 17. "Congressional Republicans, tired of growing government secrecy, are taking greater interest in expanding the public's access to information, say activists and lawmakers across the political spectrum."
- Public denied access to CIA's decades-old budget information by Ryan Lozar, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, February 14. "CIA budget information from the Cold War is exempt from the FOI Act because its release would compromise 'intelligence methods,' a federal court has ruled."
- Right to know expands around the globe but officials secrecy grows in U.S. by Rebecca Carr, Cox News, February 11. "As other countries appear to embrace more transparency, experts say the United States is moving toward greater government secrecy. Once-public information is being restricted or, in some cases, erased from Web sites."
- NRC Proposed Rule on Protection of Safeguards Information, Federal Register, February 11. "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations for the protection of Safeguards Information (SGI) to
protect SGI from inadvertent release and unauthorized disclosure which might compromise the security of nuclear facilities and materials."
- NRC Considers Changes to Regulations on Safeguards Information, news release, February 8. "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering putting into its regulations a variety of security-information-handling actions directed by the Commission since Sept. 11, 2001."
- Author cracks codes that keep the public in the dark by Bill Adair, St. Petersburg Times, February 6. "To make a point that the government is too secretive, William Arkin has published 600 pages of its secrets. In his book Code Names, Arkin reveals more than 3,000 codes ranging from Gray Fox (a clandestine Army intelligence effort) to Busy Lobster (an aerial refueling operation)."
- The Propaganda President by Jack Shafer, Slate, February 3. "Bush never hesitates to exploit national security as a tool to suppress and distort information."
Older News: January 2005
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