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Newer News: February 2004
- Martian Air Force Denies Stories of UFO Crash (humor). "A spokesbeing for Mars Air Force denounced as false rumors that an alien spacecraft crashed in the desert, outside of Ares Vallis on Saturday."
- Shelby a target of leak probe? Alabama Mobile Register, January 23. "In what one observer described as a 'deliciously ironical' twist, Shelby is now reportedly the focus of a federal probe of a leak of sensitive intelligence related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."
- Shelby not told he's target, aide says by Mary Orndorff, Birmingham News, January 23. "Shelby denies ever knowingly compromising classified information and said he has cooperated with investigators."
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Order on Protecting Safeguards Information, Federal Register, January 23. "This Order ... imposes requirements for the protection of Safeguards Information in
the hands of any person... who produces, receives, or acquires Safeguards Information."
- Aboard Air Force One En Route to Roswell, New Mexico, press gaggle with Scott McClellan, January 22. "Now, when we land today there are certain things that we may ask you not to report, that you may see."
- Justice Dept May Release Portions of Wen Ho Lee Report, letter from Richard L. Huff, January 21. "The Office of Professional Responsibility will send the releasable information contained in the unclassified portions of the report to you directly."
- Military Academics Entertain Intellectual Freedom, To a Point by Anne Plummer, Inside the Army, January 19. "Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, the military's academic institutions have found a devoted, if unintended, audience for their 'lessons learned' studies -- the national media.
- Secrecy Suddenly a Campaign Issue by Noah Schachtman, Wired News, January 17. "In the last week, on the eve of the formal start of the 2004 elections, two Democratic contenders took time to talk about a topic that's usually reserved for spooks, conspiracy theorists and a couple of policy geeks: how the government keeps its secrets."
- Gen. Wesley K. Clark Remarks on Open Government, January 16. "Today, I'm announcing steps to reverse Mr. Bush's secrecy policies and my standards to create the most open and honest government in American history."
- Joe Lieberman's Plan To Protect Personal Privacy And Break The Bush Wall Of Secrecy, campaign statement from Joe Lieberman for President 2004, January 9. "The Bush Administration has been too passive when it comes to protecting personal information. And it has been too activist when it comes to keeping its operations out of the public eye."
- Top Secret: Critics say Bush refusal to release records is more about politics than security by Joe Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter, January 9. "From its first days the Bush administration made clear its intention to vigorously assert 'executive privilege'..."
- National Press Club Protests New Pentagon Policy Restricting Information, NPC Freedom of the Press Committee, January 6. "In a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the National Press Club is protesting a new Pentagon information policy that the club's president says is unnecessary and 'susceptible to abuse'."
- Pentagon failed to study privacy issues in data-mining effort, IG says by William New, National Journal Technology Daily, January 5. "A December report by the Defense Department's independent watchdog on the now-defunct Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) data-mining project has begun the new year with a discussion of privacy issues."
- NARA Proposed Rule on Access to Restricted Records, Federal Register, January 5. "NARA proposes to revise its regulations on access to Federal records and donated historical materials containing restricted information."
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