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News Highlights - August 7, 2014

White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
Commerce inspector general places two officials on leave after call for firings
Op-ed: CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action
The CIA isn’t reporting any data to federal transparency site
UPDATED: CFPB exec sought ways to shield bank documents from public

News Highlights - August 6, 2014

Dozens of inspectors general say federal agencies hindering oversight
Congress Grapples with Classification Issues
Senator Denounces Redactions of Report on C.I.A. Detention Program
Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers
CIA Oversight Needs Oversight
FOIA Improvement Act of 2014
GAO: Government failed to report $619 billion in spending to its transparency site
The Data Act's unexpected benefit

News Highlights - August 5, 2014

Retired officers: Declassify CIA report
Obama officials, Senate intelligence panel spar over deletions from torture report
Why Does the United States Have 17 Different Intelligence Agencies?

News Highlights - August 2 - 4, 2014

For whistleblowers, a bold move can be followed by one to department basement
Release of heavily redacted CIA torture report delayed
Problems With the Bill Limiting Surveillance
GAO: Government building data not accurate or transparent

News Highlights - August 1, 2014

Editorial: The CIA's Reckless Breach of Trust
The CIA's Dirty Playbook is About to Be Opened
Does the Government Have a Problem with 'Runaway' Document Classification?
Move to Declassify Latest Benghazi Report Undercuts Conspiracy Reports Yet Again

News Highlights - July 31, 2014

Opinion: Litmus Test for Obama on Whistleblowers
The 'Dangerous, Scary' Trend in Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: Criminal Probes
New Bill Aims to Reduce Over-classification to Cut Costs, Improve Security
The Quiet Revolution: Open Data is Transforming Citizen-Government Interaction
Study: Hundreds of Rules Passed by Obama Administration are Technically Illegal

News Highlights - July 30, 2014

Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary to Be Declassified
Sen. Leahy's Latest NSA Bill: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
CIA Tells FOIA Requester He Needs to Know Everything About the Emails He's Requesting Before He Can Request Them

News Highlights - July 29, 2014

NSA Surveillance, Government Secrecy Undercut Press Freedoms, Report Says
Opinion: Hybrid Records Management Can Enable Open Government
Senators Consider Obscure Rule in CIA Torture Declassification Debate

News Highlights - July 28, 2014

Editorial: A Stronger Bill to Limit Surveillance
When The Administration Asks Itself to Declassify
OpenGov Voices: Fracking Chemicals, Open Data, and Government Transparency
Justice Dept Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group's Files
Senate Report on CIA Interrogations Could Be Released Next Week
Some in 'Torture' Report Denied Chance to Read It
Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

News Highlights - July 25, 2014

No, This Isn't the Most Transparent Administration in History. And the Next One Will Be Even Worse.
More Machinations in Second Circuit Targeted Killing FOIA Litigation
Unclassified JFK Assassination Database Still Stored in Top Secret Vault--For Convenience
Do the FBI's Drones Invade Your Privacy? Sorry, That's Private. 

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