News Highlights – October 20, 2011

White House Nominations to Oversight Panels Lag
Invention Secrecy on the Rise
U.S. Urges Opening Up Old Grand Jury Records
Diplomat Loses Top Secret Clearance for Linking to WikiLeaks
Department of Justice still wants New York Times reporter’s sources
Senate Committee Shows Bipartisan Support for Whistleblower Protection Bill
Company seeks anonymity in suit over product safety database
GAO says Federal Reserve should improve transparency
Federal Diary: Whistleblowers get a defender

White House Nominations to Oversight Panels Lag
[Secrecy News, October 20, 2011]

Invention Secrecy on the Rise
[Secrecy News, October 20, 2011]

U.S. Urges Opening Up Old Grand Jury Records
[New York Times, October 19, 2011]

Diplomat Loses Top Secret Clearance for Linking to WikiLeaks
[Wired: Threat Level, October 19, 2011]

Department of Justice still wants New York Times reporter’s sources
[Politico, October 19, 2011]

Senate Committee Shows Bipartisan Support for Whistleblower Protection Bill
[POGO Blog, October 19, 2011]

Company seeks anonymity in suit over product safety database
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, October 19, 2011]

GAO says Federal Reserve should improve transparency
[Sunlight Reporting Group, October 19, 2011]

Federal Diary: Whistleblowers get a defender
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, October 18, 2011]

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