Congressional Record: July 27, 2006 (Extensions)
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                        HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 27, 2006

  Mrs. MALONEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express deep and profound 
sadness at the passing of Stan Moskowitz, CIA Director of Congressional 
Affairs and integral partner to the Interagency Working Group on Nazi 
War Crimes, IWG. Mr. Moskowitz passed away suddenly, after playing 
tennis, on June 29, 2006. It was a great shock to many who were 
privileged and fortunate to work with him.
  Mr. Moskowitz played an integral role in ensuring the disclosure of 
documents related to the Nazi war crimes. When the Nazi War Crimes 
Disclosure Act was extended for 2 years in February 2005, then Director 
of Central Intelligence Porter Goss asked Mr. Moskowitz, who at the 
time was retiring as CIA's Director of Congressional Affairs, to help 
him guide the Agency toward a full disclosure of the historical record 
as captured in CIA files. Based on Porter Goss's commitment, Mr. 
Moskowitz promised the IWG that CIA would do the following: Declassify 
information on all Nazis; Declassify operational files associated with 
those Nazis; Re-review material that had been redacted; Undertake such 
additional searches that historians or the CIA thought necessary as the 
work progressed.
  Under the leadership of Mr. Moskowitz, the CIA has made good on each 
of these promises. He played a key role in ensuring the success of the 
CIA's work during the 2-year extension and made a quick, sensitive, and 
good humored shift from all of his prior responsibilities to an 
entirely, new, important and difficult role.
  I first learned of Mr. Moskowitz's death from those of us working 
with the IWG in an effort to release U.S. Government records related to 
crimes committed by the Nazi and Japanese Governments during World War 
II. The response to the news was immediate and heartfelt. Since his 
colleagues conveyed Stan Moskowitz's remarkable character and the 
important contribution he made to history, I would like to share with 
you some of their thoughts. One person wrote: ``Stan was a man whose 
broad experience, character and personality drew you in as few have the 
ability to do. He just radiated intelligence, understanding, empathy, 
insight, and yes, wit. I will miss Stan.'' Another wrote: ``Stan was a 
major reason for our success. He may not have always agreed with our 
conclusions, but he wanted to be sure that the historical record was as 
complete as possible.'' Finally: ``What terrible, shocking news. Stan 
was a wonderful person who was unswervingly dedicated to pursuing 
truth, and he performed great service to his country in a long and 
distinguished career. He will be greatly missed.
  Mr. Speaker, these are just a few of the statements from those who 
knew and worked with Mr. Moskowitz. I think they speak volumes of this 
man who contributed significantly to our Nation's history. Most 
recently, I met Stan Moskowitz at the IWG press conference on June 6. 
As usual, his comments were informative and insightful. He truly was a 
national treasure.
  I would like to note that Mr. Moskowitz earned many high honors 
including two Presidential Distinguished Officer Awards, the Director's 
Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished 
Intelligence Medal, and the Intelligence Community Medal of Merit. Mr. 
Speaker, Stan Moskowitz served his Agency, his government, and the 
people of the United States loyally and with honor. I would like to 
offer Mr. Moskowitz's family my deepest condolences. He will truly be