News Archives 2010

As application approvals drop, work on secret wiretaps grows, U.S. government sources say
[Washington Post, December 24, 2010]

Whistleblower protection bill dies again, on the 1-yard line
[Government Executive, December 23, 2010]

Systemic Failures That Set the Stage for WikiLeaks, and Other Notes for a Panel Discussion
[POGO Blog, December 20, 2010; watch the panel here]

WikiLeaks cable dump reveals flaws of State Department’s information-sharing tool
[Washington Post, December 31, 2010]

Opinion:WikiLeaks proves stronger whistleblower protection needed
[The Reporter, December 30, 2010]

CIA launches task force to assess impact of U.S. cables’ exposure by WikiLeaks
[Washington Post, December 22, 2010]

GOP unveils strict new House rules
[Politico, December 22, 2010; see also commentary from the Sunlight Foundation]

GOP slows whistle-blower protection
[AP via Salon, December 21, 2010]

Social media presence tests agency records management
[NextGov, December 20, 2010]

Monitoring America
[Washington Post: Top Secret America, December 20, 2010]

In power seat, Issa recasts self as Washington’s whistleblower
[Washington Post, December 19, 2010; see also Issa overhauls oversight committee from Politico]

White House issues science integrity guidelines
[Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2010]

NARA to offer online search engine
[Federal Computer Week, December 17, 2010]

Open source online intelligence mining still in infancy, official says
[NextGov, December 16, 2010]

House Judiciary Comm. takes on Wikileaks, Espionage Act
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, December 16, 2010]

Has the bell tolled on whistleblower legislation?
[Washington Post: Federal Diary, December 16, 2010; see also Oversight Groups Overwhelmingly Support Passage of Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act]

Shrink the Classification System
[Secrecy News, December 16, 2010]

U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks
[New York Times, December 15, 2010]

The FBI Planted Backdoors to Easily Spy on the Internet, Claims Collaborator
[Gizmodo, December 15, 2010]

Obama To Nominate A Defender For Whistle-Blowers
[National Public Radio, December 15, 2010]

Whistleblower Protection Bill Passes Senate
[Lawfare, December 15, 2010]

Why Companies Don’t Deserve Personal Privacy Rights
[Time, December 15, 2010]

Secret data dispute upbeat Afghan war view
[Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2010]

Warrant Needed to Get Your E-Mail, Appeals Court Says
[Wired: Threat Level, December 14, 2010]

How Many People Have Security Clearances?
[Secrecy News, December 14, 2010]

Think tank: Chances dimming for Patriot Act reform
[Raw Story, December 13, 2010]

Govt Response to Wikileaks Said to Cause More Damage
[Secrecy News, December 10, 2010]

Federal whistleblower bill passes the Senate
[Government Executive, December 10, 2010]

Many non-secrets deemed classified by Feds
[AP via First Amendment Center, December 9, 2010]

Viewpoint: Happy Birthday, Open Government Directive
[Government Executive, December 8, 2010]

Supreme Court Asked to Review State Secrets, Torture Case
[Wired: Threat Level, December 8, 2010]

Publishing Classified Info: A Review of Relevant Statutes
[Secrecy News, December 8, 2010; see also CRS Seeks Guidance on Using Leaked Docs]

Oil Spill Investigators Say Access to Data Is Being Blocked
[ProPublica Blog, December 7, 2010]

Subcontractor, subgrantee data now available to the public
[Government Executive, December 7, 2010]

Fed Emails Are Sought
[Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2010]

National Security Secrecy: How the Limits Change
[Secrecy News, December 6, 2010; see also Blocking Access to Wikileaks May Harm CRS, Analysts Say]

NARA plans declassification review for 400 million pages
[Federal Computer Week, December 3, 2010]

GSA to be first federal agency to move e-mail to cloud-based system
[Washington Post, December 2, 2010]

Fed’s Delay on Release of Transcripts Will Be Reviewed by Issa
[Bloomberg via BusinessWeek, December 3, 2010]

Government reports violations of limits on spying aimed at U.S. citizens
[Washington Post, December 3, 2010]

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time
[Wired: Threat Level, December 2, 2010]

Most Contract Awards Posted on Pentagon Website Omit Key Information
[The Daily Watchdog, December 2, 2010]

Lieberman Introduces Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation
[Wired: Threat Level, December 2, 2010]

Fed Documents Breadth of Emergency Measures
[New York Times, December 1, 2010]

Obama administration begins publishing names of federal subcontractors on Web
[Washington Post, December 1, 2010]

Sifting Through the Fallout from Wikileaks
[Secrecy News, December 1, 2010]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Navy FOIA case
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, December 1, 2010]

Biden, Issa to discuss stimulus oversight
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, November 30, 2010]

Countering WikiLeaks could stifle information sharing
[NextGov, November 29, 2010]

The Race to Fix the Classification System
[Secrecy News, November 29, 2010]

Pentagon tightens info controls
[Politico, November 28, 2010]

Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels
[New York Times, November 28, 2010]

U.S. strips intelligence analyst of security clearance and job but won’t say why
[Washington Post, November 27, 2010]

Will the GOP Embrace Innovation and Transparency?
[National Journal, November 25, 2010]

Pentagon, State Department brace for release of more secrets
[CNN, November 24, 2010]

Ethics Group Says DOJ is Withholding Public Records
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, November 24, 2010]

Divisions as Vote Nears on Product Safety Database
[New York Times, November 23, 2010]

Intelligence Bodies Faulted on Disclosure
[New York Times, November 18, 2010]

Lieberman unveils bill to stabilize funding for e-rule-making
[NextGov, November 18, 2010]

Intelligence Issues in Congress
[Secrecy News, November 18, 2010]

Do Corporations Have Personal Privacy Rights?
[Secrecy News, November 18, 2010; see also amicus briefs by outside organizations]

Secret U.S. Space Plane May Be Too Mysterious
[Wired: Danger Room, November 18, 2010]

GAO unable to get counterterrorism stats from FBI as Leahy, Grassley requested
[The Hill, November 18, 2010]

F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web
[New York Times, 11.16.10]

Better Oversight Due on Unclassified Control Markings
[Secrecy News, 11.16.10]

Intelligence budget agreement hints at more reform
[Federal Times, November 11, 2010]

Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says; See also Related story
[New York Times, November 13, 2010]

CIA faces second probe over videotape destruction
[, November 10, 2010]

PTO destroying documents to evade FOIA, says IG
[Fierce Government IT, November 10, 2010]

No Criminal Charges Sought Over C.I.A. Tapes
[New York Times, November 9, 2010]

EPA Subpoenas Halliburton for Documents About "Fracking"
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, November 9, 2010]

Judge Closes Hearing on Offshore Drilling Permits
[AP via New York Times, November 9, 2010]

Agencies slow to respond to requests for contractor data
[NextGov, November 8, 2010]

A Lack of Transparency in S.E.C. Disclosure Rule
[New York Times: Dealbook, November 8, 2010]

CIA Director Panetta warns employees on leaks
[Washington Post: Spy Talk, November 8, 2010]

GOP-led House could slow information technology projects
[Federal Times, November 8, 2010]

NARA issues guidance for identifying official records on social media
[Federal Computer Week, November 5, 2010]

A New Policy on Controlled Unclassified Info
[Secrecy News, November 4, 2010]

OMB must think transparency is what other agencies do
[Fierce Government IT, November 4, 2010]

The midterm election’s effect on open gov
[Federal Computer Week, November 3, 2010]

Pentagon awards jet fuel contract to secretive company
[Washington Post, November 3, 2010]

Issa: IGs, Public Will Get Data
[NextGov: Tech Insider, November 3, 2010]

A Step Towards Intelligence Budget Reform
[Secrecy News, November 3, 2010]

EPA has problems digitizing documents, GAO says
[Federal Computer Week, November 2, 2010]

Judge’s Ruling Favors DOJ in E-mail Search Warrant Dispute
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, November 2, 2010]

C.I.A. Role Is Faulted in Air Crash Over Peru
[New York Times, November 1, 2010]

Regulators want gas pipeline risks ID’d
[Arizona Daily Star, November 1, 2010]

Supreme Court declines to hear wrongly accused man’s Patriot Act challenge
[Christian Science Monitor, November 1, 2010]

DHS Singles Out EFF’s FOIA Requests for Unprecedented Extra Layer of Review
[Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 29, 2010]

ODNI Rethinks and Releases 2006 Intel Budget
[Secrecy News, November 1, 2010; see also Intel Budget Disclosure: What Comes Next?]

US foreign aid data murky, group says
[Federal Computer Week, October 29, 2010]

Rights groups urge Senate to pass bill allowing cameras in Supreme Court
[Jurist, October 29, 2010]

Obama Ordered to Release Names of Clemency Seekers
[Wired: Threat Level, October 29, 2010]

Intelligence spending at record $80.1 billion overall
[Washington Post, October 29, 2010]

House Oversight Committee set for major re-emergence
[NextGov, October 29, 2010]

National Archives rapped for weak document security
[GovExec, October 28, 2010]

A First Amendment Case You Can’t Talk About
[Reason, October 28, 2010]

How the Pentagon aims to prevent more Wikileaks releases
[Christian Science Monitor, October 27, 2010]

Information Sharing: Feast or Famine
[Secrecy News, October 27, 2010]

Spreading Leaks Before WikiLeaks
[American Journalism Review, October 27, 2010]

Editorial: Shackling the ATF: How the gun lobby keeps an agency from doing its job
[Washington Post, October 27, 2010]

Audit Shows Records At National Archives At Risk
[AP via NPR, October 26, 2010]

Banks Take Disclosure Case to Supreme Court
[Fox Business, October 26, 2010]

In Information Age, Leaks Are Here To Stay
[ NPR – All Things Considered , October 26, 2010]

Federal court allows US to keep info on Bagram prisoners a secret
[Raw Story, October 25, 2010]

Security flaws found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation
[NextGov, October 25, 2010]

Treasury Shielding Citigroup as Deletions Make FOIA Meaningless
[Bloomberg via BusinessWeek, October 25, 2010]

Secrecy flip-flop fueled Crossroads
[Politico, October 25, 2010]

Industry pressure hides gun traces, protects dealers from public scrutiny
[Washington Post, October 24, 2010]

WikiLeaks Founder Gets Support in Rebuking U.S. on Whistle-Blowers
[New York Times, October 23, 2010]

Editorial: Your Court in Action
[New York Times, October 22, 2010]

Commentary: Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system
[Washington Post, October 22, 2010]

NARA makes headway in solving FOIA disputes
[Federal News Radio, October 22, 2010]

Watchdogs Battle Agencies Over Access to Records
[POGO Blog, October 22, 2010]

GAO Role in Intel Oversight to be Determined
[Secrecy News, October 21, 2010]

White House, agencies get low marks for transparency
[Federal News Radio, October 20, 2010]

Digital-rights group honors transparency activist
[AP via Southern Business Journal, October 20, 2010]

Americans give low marks to Obama transparency effort at agencies
[NextGov, October 19, 2010]

NARA to lift veil on face-lift
[Federal Computer Week, October 19, 2010]

Hayden: Obama still ‘holds key’ on spy notifications
[Government Executive, October 19, 2010]

Confronting Overclassification
[Secrecy News, October 19, 2010]

Officials Push to Bolster Law on Wiretapping
[New York Times, October 18, 2010]

Most domestic intel centers lack privacy plans
[Government Executive, October 18, 2010]

CIA sues ex-agent for book’s breach of ‘secrecy’
[Washington Times, October 18, 2010]

DoD Sees No Intelligence Compromise from Wikileaks Docs
[Secrecy News, October 18, 2010]

‘Double standard’ in White House leak inquiries?
[NBC News, October 18, 2010]

Watchdog Finds Treasury’s Reliance on Contractors Shielded Bailout Work from Scrutiny
[ProPublica, October 14, 2010]

Records shows how agencies monitor social media sites
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, October 13, 2010]

Full disclosure required for military mentors
[Federal Times, October 14, 2010]

Recovery Act reporting reaches highest level of disclosure
[Government Executive, October 12, 2010]

U.S. intelligence agencies ‘wasted’ billions
[Washington Times, October 12, 2010]

Opinion: The "State Secrets" Sham
[The Barr Code – Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 11, 2010]

Secrecy and Deception in a Detainee Ruling
[Secrecy News, October 8, 2010]

Court rejects Gitmo detainee appeal over secrecy
[Associated Press, October 8, 2010]

Opinion: The state-secrets defense: A privilege too far gone
[Washington Post, October 8, 2010]

Mueller: Revise telecom law to aid terror probes
[AP via Google News, October 7, 2010]

In ‘Signing Statement,’ President Obama Affirms Right to Keep Tight the Circle of Congressmen in the Loop
[ABC News: Political Punch, October 7, 2010; see also CongressDaily’s (via Gov Exec) Obama signs first intelligence authorization bill in five years]

White House may have withheld spill info
[Politico, October 6, 2010]

AIG’s Real Numbers Still Shrouded in Secrecy: Jonathan Weil
[Bloomberg Businessweek, October 6, 2010]

What happened in Europe’s secret CIA prisons?
[BBC News, October 6, 2010]

Clapper: Obama has ‘great angst’ about leaks
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, October 6, 2010]

TRENDS: Keeping the Door Open
[Government Executive, October 1, 2010]

$162 million in stimulus funds not disclosed
[USA Today, October 6, 2010]

Insiders: Watchdog Lacks Resources to Protect Classified Info
[POGO Blog, October 5, 2010]

Army Seeks Increased Awareness of Subversion, Leaks
[Secrecy News, October 5, 2010]

Obama signs bill revoking SEC FOIA carve-outs
[Politico: Under the Radar, October 5, 2010]

U.S. counter-terrorism agents still hamstrung by data-sharing failures
[Los Angeles Times, October 5, 2010]

Court: NSA Doesn’t Have to Say if It Has Records
[New York Times, October 4, 2010]

ICE Declares That Key Data It Holds Are "Unavailable"
[TRAC, October 4, 2010]

Secret Deals May Lead to Bailouts for Defense Contractor Misconduct
[POGO Blog, October 1, 2010]

Grijalva Demands Info on Disappearing Oil Reports
[Mother Jones, October 1, 2010]

Editorial: Shady Secrets
[New York Times, September 29, 2010]

Survey: FOIA Workers Need $$$, Tech
[NextGov, September 29, 2010; see also, CREW’s report]

Opinion: Barack Obama: Defender of State Secrets
[Wall Street Journal (subscription req’d), September 29, 2010]

Behind the Censorship of Operation Dark Heart
[Secrecy News, September 29, 2010]

FBI whistleblower trial highlights bureau’s post-9/11 transformation
[Washington Post, September 28, 2010]

Inspectors General to Help Oversee Classification
[Secrecy News, September 29, 2010]

Will grisly Afghan corpse photos be released?
[Salon, September 28, 2010]

Supreme Court Takes Cases on Corporate Rights (and State Secrets)
[New York Times, September 28, 2010]

DNI may win expanded shield from FOIA
[Politico: Under the Radar, September 28, 2010]

Agencies get advice on record retention in the cloud
[Federal Computer Week, September 28, 2010]

Panel Says Lack Of Subpoena Power Hinders Oil Spill Probe
[FOX Business, September 28, 2010]

Opinion: How to Spot a Terrorist
[New York Times, September 27, 2010]

Spill panel: Federal confusion lost public trust
[AP via Yahoo News, September 27, 2010]

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
[New York Times, September 27, 2010]

U.S. officials defend state secrets claim in Aulaqi suit
[Washington Post, September 26, 2010]

Is Publication of Classified Info a Criminal Act?
[Secrecy News, September 27, 2010; see also DNI Directive on Unauthorized Disclosures (2007) Released]

SEC Secrecy Repeal Sent to Obama
[POGO Blog, September 23, 2010]

Senate Moves to Close SEC FOIA Loophole
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, September 22, 2010]

Feds: Privacy Does Not Exist in ‘Public Places’
[Wired: Threat Level, September 21, 2010]

Donor Names Remain Secret as Rules Shift
[New York Times, September 20, 2010]

New FRUS Volume Shows Declass Strengths, Weaknesses
[Secrecy News, September 20, 2010]

FBI probes were improper, Justice says
[Washington Post, September 20, 2010]

Congress moving to tighten SEC FOIA power
[The Hill: On the Money, September 16, 2010]

House holds hearing on controversial SEC FOIA exemption
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 16, 2010]

Historians want Nixon grand jury testimony opened
[AP via Washington Post, September 15, 2010]

SEC issues guidelines on FOIA carve-outs
[Politico: Under the Radar, September 15, 2010]

Pentagon Delays Publication of New Book
[Secrecy News, September 15, 2010]

Bill to curb secret Senate holds could get vote soon
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, September 14, 2010]

We’re in open government’s beta period
[O’Reilly Radar, September 14, 2010]

Darpa Wants You To Build An Anti-Secrecy App
[Wired: Danger Room, September 14, 2010]

Privacy group sues to get records about NSA-Google relationship
[Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2010]

Editorial: Security secrets and justice
[Washington Post, September 13, 2010]

State Secrets vs. the Rule of Law
[Secrecy News, September 13, 2010]

Colombian paramilitaries extradited to the U.S., where cases are sealed
[Washington Post, September 11, 2010]

Opinion: A post-9/11 betrayal endures
[Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2010]

Pentagon Plan: Buying Books to Keep Secrets
[New York Times, September 9, 2010]

Another reason for slow FOIA responses?
[Atomic City Underground, September 8, 2010]

House, Senate agree on measure requiring standard format for spending data
[NextGov, September 8, 2010]

Commentary: The morality of government secrecy versus transparency
[The Hill: Pundits Blog, September 8, 2010]

Opinion: Obama wins the right to invoke "State Secrets" to protect Bush crimes
[Salon: Glenn Greenwald, September 8, 2010]

For the Record
[Government Executive: Management Matters, September 8, 2010]

Gov 2.0 Summit: Advocate Calls USASpending Data ‘Useless’
[Information Week, September 7, 2010; see also the remarks]

Transfer of US biometric database to Iraq raises concerns
[The Lift, September 6, 2010]

Watchdog group gives Obama mixed review on openness
[NextGov, September 7, 2010]

El Paso intel center error causes couple’s arrest at gunpoint
[Washington Post: Spy Talk, September 7, 2010]

White House Blocks Disclosure of Secret Intellectual Property Trade Text
[Huffington Post, September 3, 2010]

Accounting Board Seeks Public Proceedings
[Wall Street Journal (subscription req’d), September 3, 2010]

Treasury Research Office Will Have Power to Unlock Wall Street’s Secrets
[Bloomberg, September 2, 2010]

FISA Court Proposes New Court Rules
[Secrecy News, September 2, 2010]

SEC FOIA loophole tightens
[Federal News Radio, September 1, 2010]

GAO access to intel in dispute
[Washington Post: Top Secret America, September 1, 2010]

MSHA refuses to release Massey probe documents
[West Virginia Gazette, August 30, 2010]

New report details loss of Bush-era e-mails
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, August 30, 2010]

Contractors resist US disclosure effort
[Boston Globe, August 30, 2010]

Opinion: A Gulf Science Blackout
[New York Times, August 24, 2010]

Nod to national security advances whistleblower protection bill
[Washington Post, August 27, 2010]

Opinion: Leaking for Democracy
[Huffington Post, August 26, 2010]

Opinion: Accountability for CIA’s covert acts
[Politico, August 26, 2010]

Contractor database to go public by year’s end
[Washington Technology, August 25, 2010]

Push and Pull
[Government Executive, August 24, 2010]

Defense official discloses cyberattack
[Washington Post, August 25, 2010]

Bloomberg notches win in Fed FOIA fight
[Politico: Under the Radar, August 23, 2010]

Senators ask Marshals Service why it stores images of full-body scans
[NextGov, August 20, 2010]

Markey Says Report That Most Oil Is Gone Has Led To ‘False Confidence’
[Huffington Post, August 19, 2010]

Disappearing Act: Senate Passes Intel Authorization Bill Bereft of GAO Oversight Provision
[POGO Blog, August 17, 2010]

Under desk, CIA found video of 9/11 plotter being interrogated in secret prison
[AP via Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2010]

U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data
[Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2010]

Advocates worry White House changes could hurt transparency
[NextGov, August 16, 2010]

Wikileaks: Giving Leaks a Bad Name
[Secrecy News, August 16, 2010]

FDIC, SEC Announce Open-Door Rulemaking For Wall Street Reform Law
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, August 13, 2010]

Pentagon to release names, roles of ‘senior mentors’
[USA Today, August 13, 2010]

White House issues second-quarter report card for agency open-gov plans
[Federal Computer Week, August 13, 2010; see also the WH announcement]

Stealth Disclosure
[Dirt Diggers Digest , August 14, 2010]

Government faces a data deluge
[, August 13, 2010]

Freedom of Information Act exemption for SEC stirs protests
[Politico, August 11, 2010]

USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings
[St. Petersburg Times, August 10, 2010]

Plaintiff who challenged FBI’s national security letters reveals concerns
[Washington Post, August 10, 2010]

Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi’s plea agreement is kept secret
[Washington Post, August 10, 2010]

Rep. Issa Challenges SEC on FOIA Exemptions
[POGO Blog, August 9, 2010]

Commentary: Contract fraud? CIA abuses? Financial crisis? Congress used to investigate.
[Washington Post, August 8, 2010]

Bauer to assume ethics, transparency responsibilities
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, August 6, 2010]

Secrecy bested by point, click
[Federal Computer Week, August 6, 2010]

US Accounting Board Wants Sarbanes-Oxley Change On Public Hearings
[Dow Jones via FOX Business, August 5, 2010]

Feds Giving Spill Data to BP – But Public Stays in Dark
[Mother Jones, August 5, 2010]

Editorial: SEC secrets
[Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2010]

Frank sets hearing on SEC FOIA flap
[Politico: Under the Radar, August 4, 2010]

5 Reasons Why Congress Needs to Tackle the SEC Secrecy Measure Buried in the Financial Reform Bill
[POGO Blog, August 3, 2010]

Declassification of Historical Congressional Records
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, August 2, 2010]

SEC tells Congress new law doesn’t block FOIA
[Washington Post: Market Cop, July 30, 2010]

Obama’s Surveillance Power Grab
[The Amrican Prospect, July 29, 2010; see also the NYT editorial, Breaking a Promise on Surveillance]

Opinion: Why the Intelligence Community Needs GAO Oversight
[Newsweek, July 29, 2010]

Did Congress Just Exempt the SEC from FOIA?
[POGO Blog, July 29, 2010]

Rethinking "Formerly Restricted Data"
[Secrecy News, July 29, 2010]

In D.C., digital transparency has grown messier
[CNET News, July 29, 2010]

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity
[Washington Post, July 29, 2010]

S.E.C. Said to See New Limits on Its Disclosures
[New York Times: Dealbook, July 28, 2010]

Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring
[Wired: Danger Room, July 28, 2010]

The end of secret holds
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, July 28, 2010]

Afghan war documents point to overuse of government secrecy
[Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2010]

My War, WikiLeaked: Why the Public (and the Military) Can’t Count on Those Battle Logs
[Wired: Danger Room, July 28, 2010]

Can the Secrecy System Be Fixed?
[Secrecy News, July 28, 2010]

House passes advisory-panel sunshine bill
[Politico: Under the Radar, July 27, 2010]

Setting the Standard for Government Transparency: the Openness Floor
[POGO Blog, July 27, 2010]

ACLU affiliates want FBI to disclose data
[Boston Globe, July 27, 2010]

Key omission in memo to destroy CIA terror tapes
[Associated Press, July 26, 2010]

Pentagon can’t account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi funds
[Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2010]

White House decries WikiLeaks’ release of Afghan war documents
[Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2010]

Plugging the Leaks
[Washingtonian, July 26, 2010]

Federal Register relaunching Web site to make it easier to navigate
[Washington Post, July 26, 2010]

Web 2.0 risks and rewards for federal agencies
[O’Reilly Radar, July 23, 2010]

Opinion: Where Obama, Bush agree: The president’s record on transparency is as dismal as that of his predecessor
[Philadelphia Enquirer, July 22, 2010]

Judge rejects ACLU’s request for information on detainees
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, July 20, 2010]

Editorial: The overgrowth of intelligence programs since Sept. 11
[Washington Post, July 22, 2010]

A political filter for info requests
[AP via Google News, July 21, 2010]

In Financial Regulation Bill, Increased Transparency for Loan Mod Program
[ProPublica, July 21, 2010]

Clapper: Military Intel Budget to be Disclosed
[Secrecy News, July 21, 2010; see also Seeking Structural Reform of the Intel Budget]

Clapper Embraces GAO Intel Oversight, SSCI Doesn’t
[Secrecy News, July 21, 2010]

The secrets next door
[Washington Post: Top Secret America, July 20, 2010]

What were the "certain data points" which The Post eliminated from “Top Secret America?”
[National Security Archive: Unredacted, July 20, 2010]

Top Secret America: National Security Inc.
[Washington Post, July 20, 2010]

Bringing government up to data
[Politico, July 20, 2010]

Panelists: Push for transparency must come from the top
[Government Executive, July 19, 2010]

Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control
[Washington Post, July 19, 2010]

Whistleblowers Want Tough Sentence for Scott Bloch
[BLT – Blog of LegalTimes, July 19, 2010]

Pentagon reworks disclosure rule for ‘senior mentors’
[USA Today, July 18, 2010]

Minerals Management Service’s replacement still has no website
[NextGov, July 16, 2010]

Obama’s record on open government: some progress, some drifting from goals
[, July 15, 2010]

Federal IT Dashboard Goes Mobile
[Information Week, July 15, 2010]

Obama pushes to expand NASA’s public contests
[NextGov, July 15, 2010]

Spill prompts NOAA to define its data management architecture
[Federal Computer Week, July 15, 2010]

Defense mandates disclosure of contract bundling
[Government Executive, July 14, 2010]

The motive behind whistle-blower prosecutions
[Glenn Greenwald, July 14, 2010]

Former NSA executive Thomas A. Drake may pay high price for media leak
[Washington Post, July 14, 2010]

Avandia case highlights need for FDA transparency
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, July 13, 2010]

Judge orders release of Gitmo photos
[Politico, July 12, 2010]

Journo vs. Pentagon in Gitmo Stand-Off; Banned for Revealing Public Name
[Wired: Danger Room, July 12, 2010]

National Archives To Unveil New Federal Register 2.0 Web Site to Mark 75th Anniversary
[National Archives and Records Administration, July 12, 2010]

Administration requires subcontractor reporting
[Government Executive, July 9, 2010]

White House officially hands cyber oversight to DHS
[NextGov, July 9, 2010]

Transparency is Your Friend
[NextGov: Tech Insider, July 8, 2010]

NSA to Spy on Critical Infrastructure, Says WSJ
[Wired – Threat Level, July 8, 2010; see also Reuters, July 8, 2010]

Loophole May Have Aided Theft of Classified Data
[New York Times, July 8, 2010]

White House considers clearer instructions for spending reports
[NextGov, July 6, 2010]

PCAOB Constitutional But Still Not Subject to the FOIA
[The FOIA blog, July 6, 2010]

D.C. Circuit Addresses Attorneys’ Fees Under OPEN Government Act
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, July 6, 2010]

UK names judge to lead inquiry into torture claims
[AP via Google News, July 6, 2010]

Government Mulls Making Debt Collection Rules Secret
[US News and World Report, July 5, 2010]

DOJ Fights to Keep Info Secret in Torture Memo Report
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, July 2, 2010]

News firms: Ban on Guantanamo reporters is illegal
[Miami Herald, July 3, 2010]

Senate nixes data transparency provision in financial overhaul
[NextGov, July 1, 2010]

A Glimpse of the 2010 NRO Budget Request (Redacted)
[Secrecy News, July 1, 2010]

The potential of
[O’Reilly Radar, July 1, 2010; see also Announcing]

ACLU mounts first legal challenge to no-fly list
[Washington Post, June 30, 2010]

ACLU Study Highlights U.S. Surveillance Society
[Wired:Threat Level , June 30, 2010]

One Last Chance to Improve Financial Transparency
[POGO Blog, June 29, 2010]

Lack of Transparency in Oil and Gas Oversight Still a Major Problem
[OMB Watch: Fine Print, June 29, 2010]

Kagan’s Impact on Transparency Difficult to Predict
[OMB Watch: Fine Print, June 29, 2010]

The Coffee Lobby
[Columbia Journalism Review, June 28, 2010; see also Starbucksgate: Obama’s Lobbyist/Email Scandal]

9 Years In, U.S. Finally Tries to Get a Grip on Warzone Contractors
[Wired: Danger Room, June 28, 2010]

High court rejects effort to keep names of petition signers secret
[National Law Journal, June 28, 2010]

Classification Actions May Get "External" Review
[Secrecy News, June 25, 2010]

Secrecy Costs Continued to Rise in 2009
[Secrecy News, June 25, 2010; see also the report]

Pelosi Faces Off with Obama on CIA Oversight
[Time, June 25, 2010]

FBI says finding source of intelligence leaks hurt by scant referral-agency data
[Washington Post, June 25, 2010]

Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
[Information Week, June 24, 2010]

House Approves Legislation That Mandates the Disclosure of Political Spending
[New York Times, June 24, 2010]

Government delayed measuring rate of oil flow for five weeks
[NextGov, June 23, 2010]

Enviros urge oil judge to reveal investments
[Politico: Under the Radar, June 23, 2010]

ACLU: FBI used ‘dragnet’-style warrantless cell tracking
[Cnet: Privacy Inc, June 22, 2010]

Cases of WikiLeaks and other leaks: Worth prosecuting?
[Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2010]

Kagan sought secrecy in 4 of 5 open gov’t cases
[AP via Google News, June 22, 2010]

Can Senate end secret holds?
[Politico, June 21, 2010]

Government still confused how to manage e-documents as records
[NextGov, June 18, 2010]’s next big thing: Mashing up federal stats with maps
[NextGov, June 18, 2010; see also ]

Officers to get guidelines for open-source intell
[Federal Computer Week, June 18, 2010]

Congress Wins Expanded Oversight of Intelligence Community
[The Atlantic, June 19, 2010]

GSA to move e-mail to the cloud
[NextGov, June 15, 2010]

A Disaster, Privately Managed
[New York Times, June 13, 2010]

US Officials Assess Iraq Documents Leak
[, June 13, 2010]

Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press
[New York Times, June 11, 2010; see also Correcting the record on the Drake Affair.]

NARA seeks feedback on declassification priorities
[Federal Computer Week, June 11, 2010]

What Crisis Panel Faces in Its Fight With Goldman
[New York Times, June 10, 2010]

Gov’t and BP Unresponsive on Requests for Data on Sick Cleanup Workers
[ProPublica, June 10, 2010]

Who owns data in the cloud? The answer could get tricky.
[Federal Computer Week, June 9, 2010]

Exasperated members see obstruction at DoJ
[The Hill, June 9, 2010]

Obama seeks to reshape intel operations with choice of Clapper
[Washington Post, June 9, 2010]

ODNI Budget Justification for 2008 Released (Redacted)
[Secrecy News, June 8, 2010]

Groups want agencies to post more advisory meetings on the Web
[NextGov, June 8, 2010]

Public Will Not See State Department Interim Report After All
[POGO Blog, June 8, 2010]

CIA goes 14 months without internal watchdog
[AP via Yahoo News, June 8, 2010]

FOIA requests dropped in 2009
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, June 7, 2010]

Goldman Sachs Subpoenaed By Financial Crisis Panel For Withholding Key Info
[Huffington Post, June 7, 2010]

Charges of Whitewashing Cloud Mine Safety Investigations
[Washington Independent, June 7, 2010]

New worries emerge about Internet monitoring
[Federal Computer Week, June 4, 2010]

U.S. ‘secret war’ expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role
[Washington Post, June 4, 2010]

Lawmakers question agencies’ online contests and prizes
[NextGov, June 3, 2010]

ACLU Sues Government For Data On E-Spying Law
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, June 3, 2010]

Transparency in contracting remains opaque
[Federal Computer Week, June 3, 2010]

DoD Affirms Policy on Open Research
[Secrecy News, June 3, 2010]

A Look Back at Secrecy Reform
[Secrecy News, June 3, 2010]

OMB tells agencies to standardize electronic regulatory dockets
[Federal Computer Week, June 2, 2010]

Google Hosts Free Bulk Patent, Trademark Data
[Information Week, June 2, 2010]

GSA offers governmentwide platform for idea competitions
[Federal Computer Week, June 1, 2010]

A Look Back at Intelligence Reform
[Secrecy News, June 1, 2010]

House Approves GAO Role in Intelligence Oversight
[Secrecy News, June 1, 2010]

Posting all fed contracts online alarms contractors
[Federal Times, May 30, 2010]

Only Transparency Can Permanently Fix the Mess at the MMS
[Huffington Post, May 28, 2010]

Senate Moves to Lift Veil of Secrecy from Contractor Integrity Database
[POGO blog, May 28, 2010]

House to Consider GAO Audits of Intelligence
[Secrecy News, May 27, 2010]

Next GPO head must guide agency to the digital future
[Federal Computer Week, May 25, 2010]

War on whistle-blowers intensifies
[Salon, May 25, 2010]

Judge gives leaker 20 months, but isn’t sure why
[Politico: Under the Radar, May 25, 2010]

Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing
[NextGov, May 24, 2010]

New Appointments to Declassification Center, Board
[Secrecy News, May 24, 2010]

Transparency effort will not end with makeover
[NextGov, May 21, 2010]

World Bank makes its data available online for free
[Federal Computer Week, May 21, 2010]

Estimated rate of oil spill no longer holds up
[Washington Post, May 21, 2010; see also EPA Posts Underwater Dispersant Monitoring Data]

Electronic Filing Provision included in DISCLOSE Act: A Win for Transparency
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, May 20, 2010]

D.C. Circuit Reveals Nature of Info That DOJ Wants Secret
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, May 20, 2010]

Does Candor Require Secrecy? A Critical Review
[Secrecy News, May 20, 2010]

Data warehouse gets a facelift for its one-year anniversary
[NextGov, May 19, 2010]

Public views agency websites as transparent, collaborative
[NextGov, May 19, 2010]

BP withholds oil spill facts — and government lets it
[McClatchy, May 18, 2010]

Bush White House failed to archive most e-mails for 21 days
[NextGov, May 17, 2010]

Pentagon to Tape Interrogations
[Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2010]

Guantanamo hearings aren’t any more transparent, critics say
[Miami Herald, May 17, 2010]

Reform of "Secret Holds" Derailed in Senate
[Secrecy News, May 17, 2010]

U.S. Is Still Using Private Spy Ring, Despite Doubts
[New York Times, May 15, 2010]

Federal acquisition councils anticipate mandate to increase transparency
[Government Executive, May 13, 2010]

Opening the Presidential Records Act
[Columbia Journalism Review, May 13, 2010]

White House deputy CTO Noveck on next steps for open government
[O’Reilly Radar, May 13, 2010]

Editorial: Secret holds
[Washington Post, May 10, 2010]

DOJ Seeks to Redact Transcript of Publicly Argued Gitmo Case
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, May 12, 2010]

Leahy Pushes Financial Reform Amendment to Protect Whistleblowers, Transparency
[truthout, May 12, 2010]

Govt Can’t Shut Down Charities Without a Warrant, Court Rules
[IPS, May 12, 2010]

Senate Votes to Audit Fed Emergency Steps, Rejects Wider Probe
[Bloomberg, May 12, 2010]

Commentary: Rethink the state secrets privilege
[Baltimore Sun, May 7, 2010]

Consensus for Limits to Secrecy at the Fed
[New York Times, May 9, 2010]

Disclosure of nuclear numbers reveals high accuracy of unauthorized tracking
[AP via Washington Post, May 6, 2010]

Senate’s Public Online Information Act draws criticism
[NextGov, May 6, 2010]

Senate passes bill to improve government FOIA response
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, May 6, 2010]

The Need for Spped: As agencies rush to adopt the latest technology tools, they’re leaving the traditional approach to information security behind.
[Government Executive, May 1, 2010]

‘Open government’ hides transition data
[Washington Times, May 6, 2010]

EPA Said to Have Suppressed, Misclassified Records
[Secrecy News, May 5, 2010]

Treasury Ignores FOIA Despite Obama Open Government Initiative
[TRAC, May 5, 2010]

White House continues arguing visitor logs are exempt records
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, May 4, 2010]

Are Federal Agencies Open? Audit Gives Mixed Grades
[ProPublica, May 3, 2010]

Controls on Unclassified Info Invoked to Evade FOIA
[Secrecy News, May 3, 2010]

NARA Assesses Federal Agency Records Management Compliance
[National Coalition for History, May 3, 2010]

War court closed, shows ‘secret’ YouTube video
[Miami Herald, May 1, 2010]

U.S. Subpoenas Times Reporter Over Book on C.I.A.
[New York Times, April 28, 2010; see also Washington Post , April 30, 2010]

‘Whistle-blowers’ aren’t ‘leakers’
[Modesto Bee, April 29, 2010]

High court hears petitioner-privacy case
[Washington Times, April 28, 2010]

Top court candidates differ on use of presidential power
[LA Times, April 28, 2010]

Many Americans surfing for hard facts about government
[, April 27, 2010; see also the Pew Report]

Bush special counsel Bloch to plead guilty to withholding evidence from probe
[Washington Post, April 23, 2010]

Fox Business Expands Suit Against Federal Reserve
[Fox Business News, April 20, 2010]

ACTA trade deal no longer secret; draft released
[Washington Post: Faster Forward, April 21, 2010]

Privacy Impact of Internet Security is Classified, NSA Says
[Secrecy News, April 21, 2010]

NSA stops collecting some data to resolve issue with court
[Washington Post, April 19, 2010]

House bill would open up taxpayer-funded research
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, April 19, 2010]

DHS Says It Cannot Stop Private Posting of Sensitive Info
[Secrecy News, April 19, 2010]

Group challenging enhanced surveillance law faces uphill climb
[Washington Post, April 19, 2010]

Lawmakers ask FBI director to end abuses over records
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, April 16, 2010]

Former NSA official allegedly leaked material to media
[Washington Post, April 16, 2010]

C.I.A. Document Details Destruction of Tapes
[Salon: Glenn Greenwald, April 15, 2010]

C.I.A. Document Details Destruction of Tapes
[New York Times, April 15, 2010]

Secrecy System Churned Along in 2009
[Secrecy News, April 15, 2010]

Senate panel backs review of gov’t FOIA delays
[AP via Google News, April 15, 2010]

Fed Shouldn’t Reveal Crisis Loans, Banks Vow to Tell High Court
[Bloomberg, April 14, 2010]

Was Lack Of Government Transparency A Factor In Mine Deaths?
[Huffington Post, April 14, 2010]

Conyers Targets FBI General Counsel’s Office
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, April 14, 2010]

Holder Urged To Implement Civil Liberties Protections
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, April 12, 2010]

What kind of investigation will the Obama administration Department of Labor conduct into the Massey Mine Disaster?
[Charleston (WV) Gazette, April 12, 2010]

Guantanamo habeas rulings made public
[Jurist, April 11, 2010]

Open Government Dashboard "Leading Practices" for Agency Open Government Plans
[White House, April 9, 2010]

GSA’s quest for free contest app may be fruitless, some say
[NextGov, April 9, 2010]

US, EU Upbeat About Anti-Terror Data Deal
[VOA News, April 9, 2010]

DOJ Creating FOIA Dashboard
[FOIA Blog, April 9, 2010]

New social media rules lauded, but advocates note cookie policy omission
[NextGov, April 8, 2010]

No-fly lawsuit could shed light on secretive classification process
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, April 8, 2010]

First Unclassified Nuclear Posture Review Released
[Secrecy News, April 8, 2010]

OMB issues transparency rules for federal spending
[Federal Computer Week, April 7, 2010]

Agencies Release Open Government Plans
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, April 7, 2010]

Rules clarified to enhance federal social media interactions
[Washington Post, April 7, 2010]

Report criticizes archives on security
[Politico, April 6, 2010]

Financial Crisis Inquiry Wrestles With Setbacks
[New York Times, April 5, 2010]

A hotbed of techie agents of government transparency
[Washington Post: @ play, April 4, 2010]

Agencies to unveil open government plans under president’s directive
[NextGov, April 2, 2010]

Court Ruling on Wiretap Is a Challenge for Obama
[New York Times, April 1, 2010]

Report: CIA deputy director covered up detainee’s death
[Raw Story, April 1, 2010]

Law school tries to get the public hooked on rule-making
[NextGov, April 1, 2010]

Judge: Feds illegally wiretapped Islamic charity
[AP via Google News, March 31, 2010]

Judge prods Holder in secrets case
[Politico: Under the Radar, March 30, 2010]

Is a National Dashboard for Open Data on the Horizon?
[Government Technology, March 30, 2010]

Obama backs secrecy for Bush pardon denials
[Politico: Under the Radar, March 29, 2010]

Specter pushes for stronger federal privacy laws
[AP via Google News, March 29, 2010]

Wyden: Patriot Act Secrecy is "Intolerable"
[Secrecy News, March 29, 2010]

Editorial: Sunshine online
[Washington Post, March 28, 2010]

FBI gives a glimpse of its most secret layer
[Boston Globe, March 25, 2010]

NY judge: CIA can keep secrets despite ACLU demand
[AP via Miami Herald, March 25, 2010]

Court: Agency Tried to Release Too Much Info
[Secrecy News, March 25, 2010]

House kicks off caucus to push for open government laws
[nextgov, March 25, 2010] See also Rep. Quigley Introduces the Transparency in Government Act: You Helped Make it Happen [Sunlight Foundation Blog, March 25, 2010]

Senator chides White House for ignoring existing transparency laws
[NextGov, March 24, 2010]

Investigation of destruction of CIA videotapes appears to be nearing end
[Washington Post, March 24, 2010]

Federal CIOs Seek Direction On Open Government
[InformationWeek, March 23, 2010]

Second Circuit orders Federal Reserve to release lending data to media
[Jurist, March 20, 2010]

Agencies must be the engines behind sustained transparency push
[NextGov, March 19, 2010]

GAO: White House Erred on Intelligence Oversight
[Secrecy News, March 19, 2010]

Members of House hear testimony about FOIA progress
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, March 19, 2010]

Posting information online could preempt FOIA requests
[Government Executive, March 18, 2010]

Agencies crafting transparency plans with a full suggestion inbox
[Federal Computer Week, March 18, 2010]

High Cost of Transparency
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, March 18, 2010]

Congress moves to make transparency initiatives permanent
[NextGov, March 18, 2010; see also Group Pushes for More Gov’t Documents to Go Online from PC World]

Obama weighs in on ‘Sunshine Week’
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, March 16, 2010]

Records not so open with Obama
[Yahoo News, March 16, 2010]

A Sunshine Week Special: CIA Blacks Out Letter on Iraq War Claims that was Already Public
[Newsweek: Declassified, March 16, 2010]

Admin Threatens Veto Over GAO Role in Intel Oversight
[Secrecy News, March 16, 2010; see also White House threatens veto on intelligence activities bill from WaPo]

FOIA-request audit shows response to Obama transparency pledge is uneven
[Washington Post, March 15, 2010; see also the report]

Editorial: Obama promises openness, delivers a mixed bag
[USA Today, March 15, 2010]

AG Holder: DOJ ‘On The Right Path’ Toward Open Government
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, March 15, 2010]

As Sunshine Week Starts, Obama Officials Defend Openness Policies
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, March 15, 2010]

Audit blames OMB’s lack of guidance for shoddy contracting data
[NextGov, March 15, 2010]

Bill Would Speed Up FOIA Responses
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, March 15, 2010]

Scripps Poll – Government Secrecy is as Strong as Ever
[Sunshine Week, March 14, 2010]

National Security Archive announces Rosemary Award
[Washington Post: In the Loop, March 12, 2010]

Industry sees promise in open government contests
[NextGov, March 11, 2010]

Army: FOIA Requesters Are "Not an Adversary"
[Secrecy News, March 11, 2010]

Agencies finding it hard to follow through on open government order
[Federal Times, March 10, 2010]

Higher Corporate Spending on Election Ads Could Be All but Invisible
[ProPublica, March 10, 2010]

Agencies Continue to Cling to Internal Files Even in the Face of Litigation
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, March 10, 2010]

No-Fly List Includes the Dead
[Wired: Threat Level, March 10, 2010]

Sunstein touts WH record on transparency, accountability
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, March 10, 2010]

John Yoo’s Email Fail
[Mother Jones, March 10, 2010]

After Christmas incident, no-fly list nearly doubled
[USA Today, March 10, 2010]

White House details how agencies should legally organize contests
[NextGov, March 9, 2010]

Gov’t Wrongly Labels Some Stimulus Recipients ‘Losers’
[ProPublica, March 8, 2010]

Government attempts to keep torture case secret
[The Guardian (UK), March 8, 2010]

Why the White House Won’t Release a Key Cyber Paper
[The Atlantic, March 5, 2010]

Patriot Act doesn’t override confidentiality in Census, Justice Department says
[Washington Post, March 5, 2010]

Editorial: Targeting Justice Department lawyers for work in terrorism cases is misdirected
[Washington Post, March 5, 2010]

House minority leader seeks open debt panel meetings
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, March 3, 2010]

House votes to revise intelligence disclosure rules for president
[Washington Post, March 2, 2010]

White House outlines secret cybersecurity plan
[cnet News, March 2, 2010]

Reverse FOIA Suit Falls Flat
[FOIA Blog, February 28, 2010]

House Approves Two Secrecy Policy Measures
[Secrecy News, March 1, 2010]

Scholars look to increase research on open government
[NextGov, March 1, 2010]

Conyers Asks for the White House Side of Yoo and Philbin’s Emails
[Main Justice, March 1, 2010; see also Yoo: OPR Had ‘Several Printouts Of My E-Mails’ from Main Justice]

Obama extends Patriot Act provisions
[Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2010]

Inquiry sought into disappearance of e-mails in interrogations case
[Washington Post, February 27, 2010; see also Justice Dept. Reveals More Missing E-Mail Files fron the NY Times]

Eric Holder stonewalls Congress on terror lawyers
[Washington Examiner, February 23, 2010]

National Archives, Watchdog Demand DOJ Probe Destruction of John Yoo’s Emails
[truthout, February 26, 2010; see also the OPR Report and earlier WaPo story]

ACLU to Seek Explanation for Redactions in OPR Report
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, February 25, 2010]

With no modification and little debate, Democrats send Patriot Act extension to Obama
[The Raw Story, February 25, 2010]

White House says data mining to focus only on government files
[NextGov, February 25, 2010]

Bernanke Transparency Offer May Not Defuse Calls for Audits
[Bloomberg, February 25, 2010]

Web Dashboards: A Window Into Government Performance
[InformationWeek, February 24, 2010]

Democrats retreat on new privacy protections
[AP via Washington Post, February 25, 2010]

U.S. cites secret evidence in Mumbai attack case
[Reuters via WBFO, February 24, 2010]

Office Of Technology Assessment Reboot
[NextGov: Tech Insider, February 24, 2010; see also the letter]

Open Government Momentum Continues
[NextGov: Tech Insider, February 24, 2010]

Many Gov’t Agencies Still Missing Required Transparency Sites
[ProPublica, February 24, 2010]

News organizations ask judge to unseal plea agreement in NYC subway bomb plot case
[AP via Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2010]

Security expert: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool
[NextGov, February 24, 2010]

Leaders and Laggards in Agency Open Government Webpages
[OMB Watch, February 23, 2010]

Panel: Obama’s open government directive faces hurdles
[NextGov, February 23, 2010]

Secret AIG Document Shows Goldman Sachs Minted Most Toxic CDOs
[Bloomberg, February 23, 2010]

Destroying C.I.A. Tapes Wasn’t Opposed, Memos Say
[New York Times, February 22, 2010]

Unredacting the OPR Report
[Harper’s Magazine, February 22, 2010]

White House invites Tea Party members to challenge it on transparency issues
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, February 22, 2010]

Rights groups confirm CIA extraordinary rendition planes landed in Poland
[Jurist, February 22, 2010]

President Obama’s strategy: Replace change with reform
[Politico, February 22, 2010; see also A Transparency ‘Victory’ Lap? from CJR]

Moving Beyond "A Declassification System That Does Not Work"
[Secrecy News, February 22, 2010]

Some Belated Answers on Electronic Surveillance
[Secrecy News, February 22, 2010]

FOIA Facts: Why the Wait?
[, February 20, 2010]

NARA clarifies recordkeeping for the cloud
[Federal Computer Week, February 19, 2010]

EPA Web site paving the way to transparency
[NextGov, February 19, 2010]

Commentary: US public rightly sceptical of Obama’s suggestion box
[Irish Times, February 19, 2010]

Coming soon: Revamped spending Web site and more
[Government Executive, February 18, 2010]

White House official advises on open-government plans
[Federal Computer Week, February 18, 2010]

Employees and the public are full of good ideas that agencies can tap
[NextGov, February 16, 2010]

White House archive rules could save its Twitter followers’ messages
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, February 16, 2010]

Public Input on Open Government Solicited
[Secrecy News, February 16, 2010]

Human Rights Group Renews Appeal for Torture Memo Report
[Main Justice, February 16, 2010]

Study links online transparency efforts, trust in government
[NextGov, February 16, 2010]

Dangerous caregivers not on list
[Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2010]

Editorial: Seven Paragraphs
[New York Times, February 14, 2010]

Despite Budgets, Some Newsrooms Persist in Costly Fight for Records
[New York Times, February 14, 2010]

Agencies find errors in Recovery Act spending reports
[Government Executive, February 11, 2010]

Budget request addresses some open government costs
[NextGov, February 10, 2010]

Court Keeps White House Spy Docs Secret
[Wired: Threat Level, February 10, 2010]

Secret British files reveal US abuse of detainee
[AFP via Google News, February 10, 2010]

White House Names Open Government Leadership
[InformationWeek, February 8, 2010]

OPM OpenGov Site Launches; Beats Obama Deadline
[ExecutiveGov, February 8, 2010]

Jack Straw grilled on ‘secret calls’ to Colin Powell over Iraq
[Times (UK), February 8, 2010]

Lawmakers race the clock to extend surveillance provisions
[Government Executive, February 8, 2010]

OGD /Open Pages Come to Life
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, February 7, 2010]

Grading Agencies’ High-Value Data Sets
[CATO @ Liberty, February 5, 2010]

Intel. Community To Clarify How It Can Use Open Source Info About Americans
[The Atlantic, February 5, 2010; see also Minimization: A Term You Need To Know]

Health Official Can’t Guarantee Openness in Talks
[New York Times, February 3, 2010]

2007 federal probe of Toyota complaints resolved nothing
[Washington Post, February 4, 2010]

Patriot Act – Eight Years Later
[truthout, February 6, 2010]

Pentagon’s Black Budget Tops $56 Billion
[Wired: Danger Room, February 2, 2010]

Italy’s secret service knew of CIA rendition: judge
[Reuters, February 1, 2010]

Rendition victim appeals to US Supreme Court
[AFP via Google News, February 1, 2010]

Obama’s transparency record appears cloudy
[Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2010]

The Case of the Missing Jobs Revisited
[States for a Transparent and Accountable Recovery (STAR) Coalition Blog, February 1, 2010]

New Teams Connect Dots of Terror Plots
[New York Times, January 29, 2010]

Courts, Congress Shun Addressing Legality of Warrantless Eavesdropping
[Wired: Threat Level, January 29, 2010]

DOJ, Defense Lawyers Want Court Papers Sealed in Blackwater Case
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, January 29, 2010]

Congress must revamp campaign finance online reporting, watchdog says
[Federal Computer Week, January 29, 2010]

Obama Speaks Transparency, Practices Subterfuge
[Wired: Threat Level, January 28, 2010]

White House looking to expand lobbying registration requirements
[The Hill, January 28, 2010]

Deep Secrecy
[Stanford Law Review, January 28, 2010]

Info released under Obama transparency order is of little value, critics say
[Washington Post, January 28, 2010]

Our Transparency Tracker Notices New SEC ‘Open’ Page
[ProPublica, January 28, 2010]

Obama calls for loan forgiveness for public service, transparency
[Government Executive, January 27, 2010]

Coal Ash Industry Allowed to Edit EPA Reports
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, January 27, 2010]

Lawsuits increase despite White House transparency pledge, court records show
[Washington Post, January 26, 2010]

Commission of Inquiry on Torture: A Road Not Taken
[Secrecy News, January 26, 2010]

SEC mulled national security status for AIG details
[Reuters, January 24, 2010]

Obama quietly continues to defend Bush’s terror policies
[McClatchy, January 22, 2010]

ACLU Sues for Release of "Torture Memo" Report
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, January 22, 2010]

NSA beats warrantless wiretap rap
[The Register (UK), January 22, 2010]

Interactive: Track Whether Agencies Are Following Through on President’s Transparency Orders
[ProPublica, January 21, 2010]

Government posting wealth of data to Internet
[AP via Yahoo News, January 21, 2010]

One year in, resistance to open government memo lingers
[NextGov, January 21, 2010]

Eye Opener: One year of ‘open government’
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, January 21, 2010]

Secret bill-writing on the rise
[AP via Washington Post, January 19, 2010]

FBI broke law for years in phone record searches
[Washington Post, January 19, 2010]

Twitter and Government Transparency
[Government Technology, January 18, 2010]

EDITORIAL: Classified material
[Washington Post, January 18, 2010]

US cloaks case files involving civil rights
[Boston Globe, January 18, 2010]

Law to Curb Lobbying Sends It Underground
[New York Times, January 17, 2010]

Bagram Detainees Named by U.S.
[New York Times, January 16, 2010]

White House E-mail Archiving Plan Revealed
[National Security Archive, January 15, 2010]

Administration says Open Gov Directive on track
[Columbia Journalism Review, January 14, 2010]

ACLU Details Electronic Searches
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, January 14, 2010]

Database used to track contractor fraud poorly managed, filled with inaccuracies
[Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, January 14, 2010]

Supreme Court cites ‘irreparable harm’ in blocking Prop. 8 trial footage
[Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2010]

Tony Blair gave secret promise to George Bush over Iraq invasion
[The Times (UK), January 13, 2010]

Feds Convene at Open Government Workshop Event
[POGO Blog, January 13, 2010]

Stimulus data needs context so public can understand spending effects
[NextGov, January 12, 2010]

Lawmakers offer warning to OMB
[The Hill, January 12, 2010]

Prop. 8 trial video barred–for now
[Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2010]

Federal Judge Orders Release of Sealed Court Papers in Blackwater Case
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, January 11, 2010]

US court skeptical of Fed push for bailout secrecy
[Reuters, January 11, 2010]

Obama Takes New Route to Opposing Parts of Laws
[New York Times, January 8, 2010]

NRC looks for public input on open government
[Federal Computer Week, January 11, 2010]

Body scanners can store, send images, group says
[CNN, January 11, 2010]

Years of Spotty Data-Sharing on Suspects
[Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2010]

Officials Hid Truth of Immigrant Deaths in Jail
[New York Times, January 9, 2010]

Analysis, not info sharing, blamed for intell failure
[Federal Computer Week, January 8, 2010]

Obama Details New Policies in Response to Terror Threat
[New York Times, January 7, 2010]

OPR Torture Report Still Under Review, Should Be Released "Soon"
[Truthout, January 7, 2010]

Senator Demands IP Treaty Details
[Wired: Threat Level, January 7, 2010]

Lawmaker asks GAO to investigate gaps in terrorist watch lists
[Government Executive, January 7, 2010]

FOIA Tip No. 7-The Glomar Response
[Unredacted: National Security Archive, January 7, 2010]

Airline Security: The Technical Task Of Connecting Dots
[InformationWeek, January 7, 2010]

U.S. lowers threshold for inclusion on no-fly lists
[CNN, January 6, 2010]

Need to Know: A new mission for CIOs?
[Federal Computer Week, January 6, 2010]

WaPo: Unseal Blackwater hearings
[Politico, January 6, 2010]

C-SPAN’s Lamb to Congress: Open health care debate
[Politico, January 5, 2010]

Ferriero takes on NARA’s culture, modernization challenges
[Federal Computer Week, January 5, 2010]

Four U.S. agencies deficient in controlling stimulus reporting errors, auditors say
[Federal Computer Week, January 5, 2010]

Federal study finds lack of standards on sealed cases
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, January 5, 2010]

Report Card: Obama’s marks at Transparency U.
[Columbia Journalism Review, January 4, 2010]

Opinion: A better no-fly list
[Washington Post, January 4, 2010]

Pentagon plans to demolish its Afghan prison; lawyer says that’s destroying torture evidence
[Washington Examiner, January 4, 2010]

Use of potentially harmful chemicals kept secret under law
[Washington Post, January 4, 2010]

New Executive Order Expected to Curb Secrecy
[Secrecy News, January 4, 2010; see also The Dec 2009 Declass Deadline: What Didn’t Happen]

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