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Public Interest Declassification Board

Matt Sledge

Declassification Reform Bill Introduced In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...