Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: March 2010
- National Archives Inquires About Destruction of John Yoo Emails, February 24. "In accordance With 36 CFR 1230.16(b), the National Archives is writing to the Department of Justice (DOJ) With a request for a response within 30 days of the date of this letter. If DOJ determmes that an unauthorized destruction has occurred, then DOJ needs to submit a report to NARA as described in 36 CFR 1230.14."
- Ten Million CIA Documents Require In-Person Visit by Jim Morris, Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, February 19. "The CIA maintains more than 10 million pages of declassified, post-World War II documents, covering everything from the birth of the CIA to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The documents are publicly available - assuming one is willing to drive to the National Archives complex in College Park, Maryland, sit at one of four computer terminals in the library, and print dozens, hundreds, or thousands of pages."
- 10,000 TSA staff to get secret intel by Thomas Frank, USA Today, February 12. "About 10,000 airport security workers will get access to secret intelligence that could help stop terrorist attacks on planes."
- Binyam Mohamed Case: Contested Intelligence Material Published in United Kingdom, February 10. "The [UK] Government accepts the decision of the Court of Appeal that, in the light of disclosures in the US court, it should publish the seven paragraphs at issue in the case of Binyam Mohamed. We have published the paragraphs below."
- Liberties oversight panel gets short shrift by Eli Lake, Washington Times, February 2. "President Obama is coming under pressure from Democrats and civil liberties groups for failing to fill positions on an oversight panel formed in 2004 to make sure the government does not spy improperly on U.S. citizens."
Older News: January 2010