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OpenTheGovernment.org Challenges Ongoing Classification of the CIA Torture Program

Earlier this week, OpenTheGovernment.org filed a detailed complaint with the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), arguing that even after the release of the Senate torture report’s   Read Full


The Classified Classification Guidance on Torture, and President Obama’s Legacy

This June, OpenTheGovernment.org filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the classification guidance that now governs the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) program, to see precisely how   Read Full


ACLU v. Clapper Shows that Secret Courts are No Substitute for Real Judicial Review

A unanimous panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday ruled that the NSA’s nationwide collection of Americans’ phone records is illegal, unauthorized by section 215 of the PATRIOT   Read Full


The GTMO Military Commissions Are Starting to Move Away from Censorship

Two months ago today, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the Executive Summary of its report on the CIA’s detention and torture program.   Read Full


Groups to President Obama: Stop Ignoring the Torture Report

On January 28, OpenTheGovernment.org and 8 other groups wrote to President Obama, asking his administration to stop ignoring the nearly 7000-page torture report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,   Read Full


SSCI Chairman to CIA: We’ll Hide Your Documents if You Hide Ours

Shortly after he became chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in January, Senator Richard Burr told reporters in his home state that he had no intention of trying   Read Full


Overclassification: The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

The Inspector General for the Office of the Direct of National Intelligence (DNI) has released its annual report on over-classification. Like most reports by government agencies on this subject, it acknowledges   Read Full


Senators to Obama: Your CIA Is Out of Control

The release of the Senate torture report last week has, in too many outlets, been portrayed in narrow, partisan terms: Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee against the Bush administration and its   Read Full


The CIA’s Oversight Committee Doesn’t Want it Deleting Emails Either–UPDATED

Last month, OpenTheGovernment.org and 16 other civil society groups wrote to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to oppose a CIA request for additional authority to destroy emails.  This week, five   Read Full


Groups to National Archives: Don’t Let the CIA Destroy Its Emails

OpenTheGovernment.org and 16 other open government, civil liberties and human rights groups have asked the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to reject a CIA request for increased authority to   Read Full