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News Highlights - February 18, 2015

Editorial: A Stronger Freedom of Information Act
Destroyed by the Espionage Act
Lawmakers Push for Obama to Break Seal on 9/11 Pages
CIA Is Said to HAve Bought and Destroyed Iraqui Chemical Weapons
Opinion: Congress Should Not Undo Progress on Financial Data Reform
CIA Needs Just 6 Years to Release Data, Not 28
 

News Highlights - February 13, 2015

Did the House Intelligence Committee Violate Congressional Transparency Rules?
House Ethics Committee Briefly Opens Its Doors
DNI Issues Directive on 'Critical Information'
FBI Says All Public Records Requests for Stingray Documents Must Be Routed Through It
Classified and Public: B-53 Bomb Yield Declassified
Opinion: What People Mean When They Say 'Audit the Fed'
Dusting Off the Church Committee an Option for Overhauling Oversight
 

News Highlights - February 12, 2015

Senators Urge Federal Court to Make Public Memos of US Citizens Being Targets of Anti-Terror Drone Strikes
FOIA Advisory Committee's Third Meeting Tackles 508 Compliance
Making Aid Transparency a Reality

News Highlights - February 11, 2015

NGA Banks on the Power of Transparency
Has the US Taken the Lead in Open Data Practices Globally?
Surveillance and the Vanishing Right to Know
At Some Federal Courts, 'Hear Ye' Remains Hard to Hear
 

News Highlights - February 10, 2015

A Big Win for Open Government: Sunlight Gets US to Release Indexes of Federal Data
Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Are Your Medications Safe?
The US Intelligence Community is Bigger Than Ever, But Is It Worth the Cost?
'Gag Order' on Military Commission Defendants Substantially Lifted
The CIA Lawyer Who Led a Secret Effort to Spy on the Senate
Opinion: In New Book, Risen Shows 'Secrecy Breeds Corruption'
 

News Highlights - February 9, 2015

Obama Won't Return 'Torture Report' Without Court OK
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Huge Deal. So Why Is It Being Kept Secret?
What the CIA Didn't Want Americans to Know
Why the Secret Criminal Investigation of Wikileaks is Troubling for Journalists
Opinion: The 3 Key Steps to Successfully Implement the DATA Act
 

News Highlights - February 6, 2015

'A Line in the Sand' in Fight to Release Thousands of Photos of Prisoner Abuse
Secret Justice Department Memo Reveals Census Data is Off Limits to Government Spying
Second Take on Government's Surveillance Reform Update Report
Radio Interview: Hudson Hollister on the Taxpayers Right to Know Act
 

News Highlights - February 5, 2015

Torture and the CIA's Unaccountability Boards
US Government Warned on Withholding Detainee Abuse Photographs
Claims Against Saudis Cast New Light on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report
Editorial: End the Cameraphobia in the Supreme Court
The NSA's Director of Civil Liberties Renounces Secret Law
Senator Wyden Follows Up With Eric Holder on All of the Requests DOJ Has Totally Ignored
 

News Highlights - February 4, 2015

US Forces Declassify Data on Afghan Troops After Watchdog Dispute
Intelligence Agencies Tout Transparency
DOJ Probe into Alleged Senate and CIA Torture Report Crimes Shrouded in Secrecy
IGs Seek More Access to Agency Data
Public Participation Playbook Goes Live
 

News Highlights - February 3, 2015

Lawmakers Try Again on FOIA Reform
Obama Won't Disclose Spy Agency Budgets
Justice Kagan's 'Very conflicted' About Cameras in High Court
The CIA Explains What They Redacted from the Senate Torture Report--and Why
Obama to Make Modest Reforms to NSA
 

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