OpenTheGovernment.org and Coalition Partners Support Amendment to Curb Overcalssification

OpenTheGovernment.org and several partners sent a letter to Representative Jane Harman, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, supporting her amendment to the 2010 intelligence authorization bill to require the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community to prepare a report on over-classification. The report would be a first step toward curbing unnecessary and unwarranted secrecy that hinders information sharing, causes information to be inappropriately removed from public access, and causes the government to needlessly spend billions of taxpayer dollars protecting information that should never have been classified.

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