Latest Disclosures at the National Security Archive NSA

Freedom of Information Regulations: Still Outdated, Still Undermining Openness
Published on National Security Archive NSA, by Tom Blanton/Nate Jones/Lauren Harper, March 13, 2013:
Majority of Agencies Have Not Updated FOIA Rules to Meet Either Obama’s 2009 Order or Congress’s 2007 Law
Second Term Obama Opportunity to Direct Agencies to Adopt Regulations for Open Government
New National Security Archive Audit Covers 100 Federal Agencies, Previous Knight Open Government Surveys Showed Mixed Results;  

Justice Department Repeats as Rosemary Award Winner For Worst Open Government Performance in 2012
Published on National Security Archive NSA, by Tom Blanton, March 15, 2013:
National Security Archive “Award” Recognizes Failure to Change Agency Regulations, Sneak Attack on Congressional Intent, and Hyped Statistics
Prize Memorializes President Nixon’s Secretary Who Erased Watergate Tapes
Justice testimony to U.S. Senate draws incredulous bipartisan criticism;

The Iraq War Ten Years After
Published on National Security Archive NSA, Briefing Book No. 418, by Joyce Battle and Malcolm Byrne, March 19, 2013:
Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decision-Making
National Security Archive Publishes “Essential” Primary Sources on Operation Iraqi Freedom;

Indicted for Genocide: Guatemala’s Efraín Ríos Montt
Published on National Security Archive NSA, Electronic Briefing Book No. 419, by Kate Doyle, March 19, 2013:
U.S. and Guatemalan Documents Trace Dictator’s Rise to Power.
For ongoing trial summaries, commentary and analysis, see a new Website launched by the Open Society Justice Initiative in partnership with the National Security Archive, the International Center for Transitional Justice, CEJIL and the Guatemalan on-line news site Plaza Pública: Efrain Rios Montt & Jose Mauricio Rodriguez;

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