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Institutionalizing Innovation in Secrecy Policy

It is possible to imagine all kinds of changes in government secrecy policy that would make the secrecy system smaller, more efficient, more susceptible to error correction, and more attuned to shifting security requirements. Such changes might include, for example, self-cancelling classification markings, numerical limits on classification activity, broadly distributed oversight and declassification authority, new [.
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National Security Secrecy and the Right to Know

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (last year)

While almost everyone would agree that national security secrecy has a role to play in an open society, such secrecy must be carefully circumscribed if robust public access to government information is to be preserved.  A set of pri... Read Post

The Presidential Transition and Secrecy

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (6 years ago)

The possibilities for significant changes in government secrecy policy are starting to attract official attention as the presidential transition process begins. “I know things are going to change,” one executive branch official with... Read Post

Reducing Government Secrecy: Finding What Works

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (5 years ago)

Although people have been complaining about abuse of the national security classification system for decades, such complaints have rarely been translated into real policy changes. More than half a century ago, a Defense Department a... Read Post


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