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News Highlights - May 26, 2015

Kerry is Pressed on State Department's FOIA Practices
Lawmakers: How Much Money are Feds Wasting on FOIA Suits?
FBI Delayed Privacy Protection Rules for Section 215 Data, Says IG
Leading the Secret FISA Court: Q&A with Judge Reggie Walton
Secrets, the CIA, and The New York Times

News Highlights - May 20, 2015

How the State Department Is Tackling 55,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton Emails
Secrets, Politics, and Torture
Why You Never Saw The CIA’s Interrogation Tapes
How the CIA helped make 'Zero Dark Thirty' — and shape the torture debate
Some administration officials defend trade pact as national security policy

News Highlights - May 19, 2015

The Watchdog, the Whistleblower, and the Secret CIA Torture Report
Police Data Initiative Aims to 'Increase Transparency'
I've Read Obama's Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren is Right to Be Concerned.
State Department Says Clinton Emails Won't Be Released Until January 2016
"It Was a Toe-to-Toe, Behind-the-Scenes Battle": Inside the War Over the CIA Torture Report

News Highlights - May 18, 2015

Defense Bills Cause Transparency Jitters
Court Won't Reveal Money Details of CIA 'Torture' Program
A Few Agencies Need to Up Their Game on Records
FITARA Guidelines Garner Little Feedback on Github--So Far

News Highlights - May 15, 2015

A Debate Over How Long Democracy Can Wage Battles in the Shadows
12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly
Opinion: You Need a Security Clearance to Read This Secret, 'Sensitive' Government Info
House Renews Ban on CRS Publication of Its Reports
Treasury Rolls Back Changes to Transparency Website
A New Front Door for the FOIA Request Process

May 14, 2015

Watchdog: HHS Program Lacks Transparency
Top Democratic Senator Blasts Obama's TPP Secrecy
Judge Sets September Deadline for Clinton Office Records
State Department Can't Fulfill Your FOIA Because It's Overwhelmed by Hillary Emails
Questions Remain Following DATA Act Implementation Guidance

News Highlights - May 12, 2015

The Strange Case of the Forgotten Gitmo Detainee
Toward Greater Transparency of National Security Legal Work
NARA Issues Governmentwide Guidance on Controlled Unclassified Information in Proposed Rule
The Computers are Listening: Speech Recognition is NSA's Best Kept Open Secret

News Highlights - May 11, 2015

Landmark Ruling on NSA Sweep Pushes Case for Stronger Surveillance Reforms
Better Data + Better Decisions = Better Government
Transparency Groups Pressure Senators to Mark Defense Bill in Public
US Government: We Can Classify Anything and Judges Can't Stop Us
Moving the Drone Program from the CIA to the Pentagon Won't Improve Transparency

News Highlights - May 8, 2015

Agencies: Record-Setting FOIA Backlog Out of Control
Former Bush Official With Ties to CIA Torture Program Now Advises Obama Interrogators
House Defense Bill Seeks Expedited Declassification of POW Records
DATA Act at Year 1: In Need of a Growth Hormone
The Government's Deceptive "Transparency" Lies: The Truth About How It's Keeping Its Secrets

News Highlights - May 7, 2015

Appeals Court Rules That NSA's Phone Metadata Program is Illegal
Senators Look for Answers on FOIA Reform, Clinton Emails
Senate Committee--Breaking Rules and Not Giving Names
House Oversight Committee Asks for FOIA Horror Stories
Deadline Looming, Dozens of Groups Urge Congress to Reform Bulk Surveillance
Pentagon Still Mishandling Military Whistleblower Cases, Report Finds
Once Again: "Which Agency" and "How Secret?" Are Separate and Independent Questions

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