News Highlights – May 18, 2012

The government spends billions on research. Should we have to pay $20,000 more to see the results?
Whistleblowers Not the Same as Undie-Bomb Leaker
U.S. Rethinks Secrecy on Drone Program
POGO Opposes Legislation Allowing Contractors to Pay-to-Play in Secret
DoD Establishes Civil Liberties Program
Appropriators Should Consider Public Access to Leg Info at Friday Mark-up
Reporters Committee Executive Director Dalglish named dean at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Q. & A.: Ali Soufan
A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

The government spends billions on research. Should we have to pay $20,000 more to see the results?
[Washington Post: Wonkbook, May 18, 2012]

Whistleblowers Not the Same as Undie-Bomb Leaker
[GAP Blog, May 18, 2012]

U.S. Rethinks Secrecy on Drone Program
[Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2012]

POGO Opposes Legislation Allowing Contractors to Pay-to-Play in Secret
[POGO Blog, May 17, 2012]

DoD Establishes Civil Liberties Program
[Secrecy News, May 17, 2012]

Appropriators Should Consider Public Access to Leg Info at Friday Mark-up
[Sunlight Foundation, May 17, 2012]

Reporters Committee Executive Director Dalglish named dean at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, May 17, 2012]

Q. & A.: Ali Soufan
[New Yorker, May 17, 2012]

A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country
[Census Bureau Director’s Blog, May 11, 2012]

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