Congressional Documents on Secrecy and Security - 2006
- Democratic Reps Tell EPA to Suspend Closure of Libraries, letter from Reps. Waxman, Dingell, Gordon and Oberstar, November 30.
- Congress Directs Revisions to Sensitive Security Information, FY 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report, sec. 525, September 28.
- House Debate on Biodefense Act, BARDA FOIA Exemption, September 26.
- House Adopts Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, September 13.
- Sen. Obama on Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, floor statement, September 11.
- Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S. 2590), passed in the Senate September 7.
- A Bill to Prohibit Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information, introduced by Sen. Bond, et al, August 2.
Implementing FOIA – Does the Bush Administration’s Executive Order Improve Processing?
26 July 2006 - House Government Reform Committee
- Published Hearing Record
- Opening Statement of Rep. Todd Russell Platts, Chairman
- Statement of Linda Koontz, Government Accountability Office
- Statement of Daniel J. Metcalfe, Department of Justice
- Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy
- Statement of Rep. Brad Sherman
- Statement of Patrice McDermott, OpenTheGovernment.org
- Statement of Tonda Rush, Sunshine in Government Initiative
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You:
S. 2590, the "Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006"
18 July 2006 - Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management
- Opening Statement of Sen. Tom Coburn, Chairman
- Statement of Sen. John McCain
- Statement of Sen. Barack Obama
- Statement of Gary D. Bass, OMB Watch
- Statement of Mark Tapscott, Editorial Page Editor, Washington Examiner
- Statement of Eric Brenner, Maryland Grants Office
- Related Background from Sen. Tom Coburn
Can You Clear Me Now? Weighing Foreign Influence Factors in Security Clearance Investigations
13 July 2006 - House Committee on Government Reform
- What Price Free Speech? Whistleblowers and the Ceballos Decision (pdf), hearing before the House Committee on Government Reform, June 29.
- House Debate on Resolution Condemning Disclosure of Classified Information (H.Res.895), June 29.
- Senate Resolution Condemning the Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information on Terrorist Finance (S.Res. 524), June 29.
- Sen. Bond on Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information on Terrorist Finance, June 28.
- House Bill Would Modify Policy on Sensitive Security Information, HR 5441, 2007 DHS Appropriations Act, reported in the House, May 25.
- Introduction of the "Free Flow of Information Act" (S. 2831), introduced by Sens. Lugar, Specter, et al, May 18.
- Amendment to Prohibit Expiration of Security Clearances Approved in House, introduced by Rep. Simmons, May 10.
- The Big Chill in Washington, DC, statement by Rep. McDermott, May 9.
- Executive Branch Reform Act of 2006 (H.R. 5112), introduced by Rep. Tom Davis and Rep. Henry Waxman, April 6 (Fact Sheet).
- Introduction of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Record Collections Act (S.2499), introduced by Sen. Kerry, April 4.
- A Bill to Permit Access to Firearms Trace Information (S.2460), introduced by Sen. Menendez, March 27.
Plane Clothes: Lack of Anonymity at the Federal Air Marshal Service
Compromises Aviation and National Security
25 May 2006 - House Judiciary Committee
Low Clearance: Why Did DoD Suddenly Stop Processing Private Sector Security Clearances?
17 May 2006 - House Government Reform Committee
- Transcript (pdf)
Progress or More Problems: Assessing the Federal Government's Security Clearance Process
17 May 2006 - Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
The Need to Know: Information Sharing Lessons for Disaster Response
30 March 2006 - House Committee on Government Reform
Drowning in a Sea of Faux Secrets:
Policies on Handling of Classified and Sensitive Information
14 March 2006 - Subcomm on National Security, House Comm on Govt Reform
- Hearing Transcript
- Opening Statement of Rep. Christopher Shays, Chairman
- Statement of Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
- Statement of J. William Leonard, Information Security Oversight Office
- Statement of Davi M. D’Agostino, Government Accountability Office
- Statement of Robert Rogalski, Department of Defense
- Statement of Glenn S. Podonsky, Department of Energy
- Statement of Thomas S. Blanton, National Security Archive
- Statement of Anna K. Nelson, American University
- Statement of Matthew M. Aid, historian
- Pre-Hearing Briefing Memo
- Attachments to Briefing Memo, part 1 (4 MB)
- Attachments to Briefing Memo, part 2 (3.5 MB)