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- U.S. military can surf the Web anonymously, United Press International, December 27. "A document recently released by secrecy campaigners shows that the U.S. military uses 'non-attributable internet access' for certain intelligence operations."
- A Tsunami of Secret Documents, Cincinnati Post, December 22. "Midnight on Dec. 31 will be a signal moment for scholars of modern history... President Bush - quite frankly to general surprise - has ordered that at that moment all classified records more than 25 years old and of historical value 'shall be automatically declassified whether or not the records have been reviewed'."
- Director of National Intelligence Releases Four Decades of U.S. Intelligence on Yugoslavia, ODNI news release, December 21. "The material contains 34 recently declassified National Intelligence Estimates or NIEs representing the Intelligence Community’s most authoritative analysis of Yugoslavia."
- U.S. to Declassify Secrets at Age 25 by Scott Shane, New York Times, December 21. "At midnight on Dec. 31, hundreds of millions of pages of secret documents will be instantly declassified..... After years of extensions sought by federal agencies, the end of 2006 means the government’s first automatic declassification of records."
- How an Ex-Aide to President Clinton Stashed Classified Documents by Josh Gerstein, New York Sun, December 21. "A former national security adviser to President Clinton, Samuel Berger, stashed highly classified documents under a trailer in downtown Washington in order to evade detection by National Archives personnel, a government report released yesterday said."
- Broader Role For Socom Is Rejected by Richard Lardner, Tampa Tribune, December 18. "A proposal to give U.S. Special Operations Command broad authority over secret military activities was brushed aside because of internal concerns the plan was unworkable, according to a new government report."
- Pelosi plans intelligence oversight panel by Susan Milligan, Boston Globe, December 15. "The incoming House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, pledged yesterday to heighten congressional oversight of intelligence, answering complaints by national security specialists and lawmakers in both parties that Congress has been lax in monitoring the highly secretive community."
- New House panel will oversee information policy by Aliya Sternstein, National Journal's Technology Daily, December 12. "The incoming chairman of the House Government Reform Committee plans to form an Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee."
- Anti-secrecy board unable to gain traction by Rebecca Carr, Cox News Service, December 8. "Congress created the little-known Public Interest Declassification Board six years ago to address the growing problem of federal officials needlessly marking documents 'Top Secret.' Yet the presidential advisory panel has yet to recommend declassifying a single page."
- President's Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Transcript of the first public meeting, Georgetown University, December 5.
- Secrecy Orders Lifted on Space Propulsion Technologies, news release, Space Propulsion Systems Inc., December 4. "Space Propulsion Systems Inc is pleased to announce that the Patent and Trademark Office has rescinded the Secrecy Orders that had been imposed with respect to both its WREEM homogeneous propellant and the Supercritical Fluids fabricated Micro Fuel Cell composite rocket propellant in the light of guidance provided by U.S. defense agencies."
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