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News Highlights - April 1, 2015

Watchdog for Federal Secrecy Has Yet to Bite
Obama's Admin's New Spending Website Rolls Back Transparency
Court Denies FOIA Request for Panetta Review on CIA Torture
Lawmakers Introduce DHS Transparency Bills

News Highlights - March 31, 2015

Too Fast on Requiem for White House FOIA?
Regulators Fret Over FOIA Reform Bill
When Do Official Documents Belong to the Public?
Access Denied: Reporters Say Federal Officials, Data Increasingly Off Limits
Other Areas That Could Use a Little Sun
A Look at What's Been Lost to History

News Highlights - March 27, 2015

Locking in Public Access to Scientific Knowledge by Unlocking Scholarly Research
DoD Cut Security Clearances by 15% in Last Two Years

News Highlights - March 26, 2015

House Oversight Panel Approves FOIA Reforms
Opinion: It's OK to Leak Government Secrets as Long as It Benefits Politicians
Secrecy Cloaks History of US Nuclear Presence in Western Europe

News Highlights - March 25, 2015

Tech Firms and Privacy Groups Press for Curbs on NSA Surveillance Powers
FBI Ordered to Disclose Documents on Monitoring of Muslims
Feds Claim Obamacare Launch is Hindering Government Transparency

News Highlights - March 24, 2015

Judge Tosses Libel Lawsuit on State Secrets Grounds
Senate Panel Concerned Over CIA Role in Domestic Cellphone Scanning
Federal CIO Council Named 'Worst' in Open Government
Growing Data Collection Inspires Openness at NGA

News Highlights - March 23, 2015

Judge Orders Release of Detainee Abuse Photos
Unnecessary Freedom of Information Act Fees
Opinion: Federal Bureau's Rule on Fracking Violates President's Open Data Policy
Hillary Clinton's State Department Wanted to Cut Back on Email Saving Duties

News Highlights - March 20, 2015

Mammoth Transparency Bill Returns as Scandals, Secrecy Rage
Few Levers to Keep Records Scofflaws in Line
In Congress, a Double Standard for Email
Lawmakers Call for Cameras in High Court

News Highlights - March 18, 2015

Groups Want Digital Copies of Hillary Clinton Emails
Postal Service and the IRS Join the CIA in Handing Out GLOMAR Denials
Editorial: Make Government Secrecy the Exception
FCC Head Has No Answer for FOIA Redactions
Opinion: Celebrating Our Right to Know

News Highlights - March 17, 2015

Transparency Advocates Launch Sunshine Week with Mixed Reviews for Obama
What's Going On In Obama's Trade Meeting With Democrats? That's Classified.
Opinion: Why a Ninety Percent Commitment to Openness Isn't Enough
Has Obama Delivered the 'Most Transparent' Administration in History?
The IRS Doubles Down on Secrecy
Three Federal Departments Ignored Law Requiring FOIA Compliance Reports
The National Security Archive's FOILIES Nominations

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