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Newer News: May 2002
- Secret U.S. court approved 934 wiretaps, searches last year, by Ted Bridis, Associated Press, April 30. "The government won approval of fewer warrants last year for secret wiretaps and searches of suspected terrorists and spies, attributing a slight decline to streamlined procedures that became law after the Sept. 11 terror attacks."
- National Archives to Open Additional Nixon NSC Files, NARA press release, April 29. "NARA will open approximately 107,200 pages of materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project on Monday, May 6, 2002."
- DOD Procedures for Research and Technology Protection (DoD 5200.39-R), draft regulation, March 2002.
- Release of Information Regarding INS Detainees in Non-Federal Facilities, Federal Register, April 22. "The premature release of the identity or other information relating to those aliens could jeopardize sources and methods of the intelligence community."
- Justice Department Statement on Court Decision to Release Sealed Immigration Hearing Transcripts, press release, April 19. "We have concluded... that the release of past transcripts of the immigration proceedings... will not cause irreparable harm to the national
- Taiwanese American on Trial for Suspected Espionage, by Leilani Nisperos, Asian Week, April 19-25. "This week a Taiwanese-born American citizen is being tried on federal charges of attempting to export military encryption devices to China."
- Energy Department reports on releases of nuclear information , by David Ruppe, Global Security Newswire, April 18. "The Energy Department recently identified 175 documents containing 318 pages of mostly nuclear weapons-related information that it says were accidentally made publicly available in recent years."
- Forum Considers Effect of Sept. 11, by Norman Oder, Library Journal, April 15. White House orders agencies to reexamine sensitive information.
- Ashcroft Orders More Info Sharing, by William Matthews, Federal Computer Week, April 15. "Attorney General Ashcroft has instructed six federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to do a better job of sharing information as they fight the war against terrorism."
- Attorney General Orders New Steps to Share Information With Other Agencies and State and Local Governments, press release, April 11. "Information is the best friend of prevention," said Attorney General John Ashcroft.
- DOE Withholds Release of Promised Report on Highly Enriched Uranium, letter from DOE, April 10. "The responsive document is a report on the production, acquisition, and utilization activities of highly enriched uranium by the United States from 1945 through September 30, 1996."
- Secretary Rumsfeld on Lies, Leaks, Strategic Influence, interview with Marvin Kalb, April 10. "I've never had any need to lie to the press or felt any desire to."
- Statement of Attorney General Ashcroft Concerning the Webster Commission Report on FBI Security Procedures, April 4. "The FBI is the principal guardian of America's domestic security, and its internal security systems must be impervious to compromise."
- A clampdown on information tests the mettle of Washington's secret-busters, by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, April 3. "These are especially tough times for exposing what government is up to. The Bush administration is secretive by nature and even more so by circumstance."
- High-ranking Al-Qaida captive may not give up much information, by George Edmondson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 3. "The capture of top al-Qaida leader Abu Zubaydah will almost certainly disrupt the terror network, but it may not yield inside information any time soon."
- Some feds welcome order to scrub Web, by Preeti Vasishtha and Dawn S. Onley, Government Computer News, April 1. "Freedom of information advocates have raised concerns about a recent memo from the Bush administration directing federal agencies to scrub their Web sites of sensitive data that could help terrorists."
- DOD Proposes to Delete Report on Declassification Spending, letter to Congress, April 1. "The provision serves no further purpose and is unnecessary."
- New NASA security plan lacks teeth, by Irene Brown, United Press International, April 1. "It provides the appearance of security, without the reality."
- DOE to Impose Civil Penalties for Classified Information Security Violations, Federal Register, April 1. "Contractors and others working for DOE will be subject to civil penalties for violations of DOE rules, regulations and orders regarding the safeguarding of Restricted Data and other classified information."
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