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Public Interest Declassification Board

Who Won the War on Secrecy?

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Despite President's Obama's assurances that legal checks are in place, substantive briefings, let alone oversight, of NSA activities by Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been virtually non-existent.

Matt Sledge

Declassification Reform Bill Introduced In Senate | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

As government secrecy grows ever more controversial, two senators have introduced a modest, bipartisan effort to begin reforming the U.S. government's...

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy' | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Matt Sledge

Government Secrecy 'Fraught With Problems' | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

The federal government is classifying information at a rapidly increasing pace, and every time the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency stamps a docum...

WikiLeaks And Trivial Secrets: Over-Classification Becomes Routine

The Center for Public Integrity | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Egypt's leader has trouble hearing, while Italy's prime minister enjoys "partying hard." The Sultan of Oman is too busy to read books. A diplomat's pi...