Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: February 2013
- Pentagon Reverses Some of Its Censoring of a War Book by Scott Shane, New York Times, January 25. "In an illustration of the government's changeable ideas of what should be secret, Pentagon censors have decided that nearly half of more than 400 passages deleted from an Afghan war memoir can be printed without damaging national security."
- After criticism, Obama officials quietly craft new polygraph policy by Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers, January 24. "The Obama administration is drawing up a new national polygraph policy in the wake of allegations that federal agencies are pushing legal and ethical limits during screenings of job applicants and employees."
- No classified FISA court rulings made public as a result of review by Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, January 20. "Three years ago, U.S. officials launched a review of significant classified rulings by a federal intelligence court to see which could be redacted sufficiently for public release. To date, none have."
- Obama Expands Whistleblower Protections Amid Aggressive Enforcement by Samuel Rubenfeld, Wall Street Journal, January 7. "Is President Obama really waging, as critics contend, a war on whistleblowers?"
- After new attacks, Obama faces questions on drones by Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner, January 3. "The first drone strikes approved by the Obama administration in the new year killed a major Taliban leader in Pakistan but also fueled growing concerns about Obama's accelerated use of secret killings with little outside oversight."
- Nine people who know how to make government work better, more honestly by Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner, January 3. "When The Washington Examiner recently asked leading transparency in government advocates in the nation's capital what should be the top 2013 priority on the issue, every one of them responded with detailed proposals."
Older News: December 2012