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News Highlights - June 12, 2015

Going Big on DATA Act Implementation
Democrats Block Effort to Attach Cybersecurity Legislation to Defense Bill
Union Presses OPM on Lack of Transparency About Data Breach
Electronic Communication Should Force FOIA Advancement
Judge Orders Release of Pentagon Records in Jason Leopold FOIA Case

News Highlights - June 11, 2015

New FOIA Exemption at Stake in Cybersecurity Bill Fight
Proposed Torture Ban Includes New Transparency and Oversight Mechanisms
US Government Starting to Allow CIA Torture Victims to Discuss Their Own Memories
House Intelligence Bill Would PCLOB Oversight
In Classified Corners of Defense Bill, Lawmakers Back Drone Overhaul
Releasing Osama Bin Laden's Porn Stash: The Public's Heroic Battle with the CIA Continues

News Highlights - June 10, 2015

Previously Concealed Misconduct Will Soon Become Public for Some Feds
A Bipartisan Group of US Senators Wants to Re-Ban Torture Again
As US Presence in Afghanistan Shrinks, So Does Oversight

News Highlights - June 9, 2015

Obama Lawyers Asked Secret Court to Ignore Public Court's Decision on Spying
Maybe the Supreme Court Shouldn't Police Itself on Financial Disclosure
HHS Launches New Beta for

News Highlights - June 8, 2015

Editorial: Secrecy Around Biolab Violations Adds to Safety Fears
SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines
White House Wants Ideas for Open Government Plan
Final Rule Ignores Warnings, Strips Employees of Due Process
Categorical Denial of Privacy Exemption Remanded
Radio: Freedom of Information Act: Why You Should Care About Potential Changes

News Highlights - June 5, 2015

New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying
Number of New Secrets Hit Record Low in 2014
Congress Can Honor Servicemembers Through Military Whistleblower Bill
Opinion: The World Says No to Surveillance

News Highlights - June 4, 2015

Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Justice Department FOIA Czar: 'You Live in La-La Land'
White House: FOIA Should Apply to Congress
Senators to Obama: Fill the Inspector General Vacancies
Former Pentagon IG Official Probed for Destroying Documents Statement on the Passage of The USA Freedom Act

Yesterday the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act by a 67-32 vote, after rejecting several attempts to weaken it. President Obama signed the bill into law last night.

News Highlights - June 3, 2015

Congress Turns Away from Post-9/11 Law, Retooling U.S. Surveillance Powers
Opinion: Reining in the NSA
Opinion: Surveillance in Marble
Appeals Court Stays Release of Prisoner Photos
Detainee Alleges CIA Sexual Abuse, Torture Beyond Senate Findings
Chaffetz Blames White House Memo for FOIA Delays
The Time the New York Times Was Told to Wait 15 Years for FOIA Docs

News Highlights - June 2, 2015

Mitch McConnell Seeks to Limit Transparency in Surveillance Reform Bill
Some New Intelligence Budget Data Disclosed
Behind the Scenes, Regulators Try to Shape FOIA Bill
Government Secrecy Put on Trial
Rand Paul's New Crusade: The Secret 9/11 Docs
Government's Health Data Website Gets a Refresh

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