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  • CIA Posts Hundreds of Declassified Journal Articles

    fas.org 18 Sep '14, 2pm

    The Central Intelligence Agency has posted hundreds of declassified and unclassified articles from its in-house journal Studies in Intelligence , in an effort to settle a lawsuit brought by a former employee, Jeffrey Scudder. Until lately, the CIA had resisted release of the requested...

  • Court Requires Review of State Secrets Documents

    fas.org 16 Sep '14, 1pm

    Over the objections of government attorneys, a federal judge said yesterday that he would require in camera review of documents that the government says are protected by the state secrets privilege. The issue arose in the case of Gulet Mohamed v. Eric Holder , challenging the constitu...

  • Wanted: Astronomer with Top Secret Clearance

    fas.org 08 Sep '14, 6pm

    NASA’s orbiting James Webb Space Telescope will be “the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide, and studying every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar syst...

  • WWII Atomic Bomb Project Had More Than 1,500 "Leaks"

    fas.org 21 Aug '14, 12pm

    The Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II was among the most highly classified and tightly secured programs ever undertaken by the U.S. government. Nevertheless, it generated more than 1,500 leak investigations involving unauthorized disclosures of cla...

  • Insider Threat Program Advances, Slowly

    fas.org 13 Aug '14, 1pm

    Nearly two years after President Obama issued a National Insider Threat Policy “to strengthen the protection and safeguarding of classified information” against espionage or unauthorized disclosure, the effort is still at an early stage of development. Only last week, the U.S. Air For...

  • Leaked Document to be Introduced in State Secrets Case

    fas.org 18 Aug '14, 1pm

    The plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the use of the “no fly list” to bar a US citizen from boarding an aircraft said last week that he would introduce a leaked copy of the government’s Watchlisting Guidance “to show just how objectionable and evidence-free Defendants’ watch listing ...

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  • Gov't Resists Court Review of State Secrets

    fas.org 27 Aug '14, 2pm

    It is “not appropriate” for a court to conduct its own independent review of evidence that the government asserts is protected by the state secrets privilege, attorneys for the government argued last week. They were objecting to an order that was issued in a lawsuit challenging the co...

  • Wanted: A Chef with a Top Secret Clearance | Federation Of American Scientists

    fas.org 16 Jul '14, 1pm

    A secure U.S. government facility in Herndon, Virginia needs a master chef who holds or who can obtain a Top Secret security clearance. The job opening was announced by Sodexo, the international food service company. “Sodexo’s Government Services Division is seeking a strong Executive...

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