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News Highlights - April 21, 2014

Panel Orders Release of Memo in 2011 Targeted Killing of Awlaki 
Intelligence Directive Bars Contact with News Media
The Mentality of J.Edgar Hoover's FBI Undergirds Today's Surveillance State
Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program
 

News Highlights - April 18, 2014

Ginsburg, Scalia Discuss NSA, Freedoms
Audio: What Does a Digital Congress Look Like?
Records in Corporate Challenge to Government Product-Safety Database Must Be Open
Jay Carney Mocks Transparency While Touting It
 

News Highlights - April 17, 2014

Stopping Intelligence Scandals Before They Start
OIRA Makes Much-Needed Improvements to Online Database
Guantanamo Judge to CIA: Disclose 'Black Site' Details to USS Cole Defense Lawyers 
Clinton White House Records on Nixon, Oprah, and Russert Due Out
History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published
Should Every Agency Have an IG?
Court Orders Identity of 'Company Doe' Revealed
 

News Highlights - April 16, 2014

Opinion: Passage of the DATA Act is a Major Advance in Government Transparency
Spring Brings Hope--Even About Transparency and Accountability in Government
Want to Know How Much Top HUD Officials Make? It Will Be Posted Online
Obama Aid Council Faces Questions
Launching the First Open Government Awards
 

News Highlights - April 15, 2014

Senate Panel Probing Torture Report Leak
'Huge Loopholes' in New NSA Policy?
 
 

News Highlights - April 14, 2014

Judge Rejects Suit for Al-Awlaki Legal Memos 
CIA and White House Under Pressure after Senate Torture Report Leaks 
Rep. Quigley Raises Important Transparency Questions to OMB Director Burwell
The Bill to Track Every Federal Dollar Somehow United Cummings and Issa
 

News Highlights - April 11, 2014

Senate Passes Data Act
Opinion: The Senate Report on the CIA's Interrogation Program Should Be Made Public
House Dems Urge Obama to Quickly Declassify CIA Report
Blowing the Whistle at Your Agency May Have Just Gotten Easier
Selective Service System Can't Access its FOIA Database
 

News Highlights - April 10, 2014

Big Step for Public Access to Legislation
Judge Moves on Senate-CIA Report 
State Department Seeks Declassification of Torture Report Letter Over Rubio's Objections
Jose Rodriguez Destroys Key Evidence of CIA Torture Program, Then Calls Senate Report Condemning it 'Flawed,' Biased, and Incomplete
Miami Herald Protests New 'Culture of Censorship' at Guantanamo
Your Homework Assignment: Sue the Federal Government
Here's How You Can Ask the Government for Public Records
 

Huffington Post: Response to Jose Rodriguez on the Torture Report

"President Obama must stop abdicating to CIA on matters of classification, and stop letting them hide the truth. He should order the release of the SSCI report and the CIA's response with minimal redaction and minimal delay."

Read more from Katherine Hawkins, OTG's National Security Fellow, at the Huffington Post. 

News Highlights - April 9, 2014

Feinstein Asks White House to Take the Lead in Releasing CIA Report
Countering CIA's Conflict of Interest in Declassification
Using the 'Top Secret' Stamp to Hide Lies and War Crimes
Open Data Law Aims to Demistify Federal Spending
SIGAR and USAID Clash Over Access to Afghan Assessments
 

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