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May 21, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Enhanced Evasion Techniques



Gina Haspel swearing in As Gina Haspel assumes office, we have no reason to trust that she will oppose abuses of the CIA’s covert action powers, or preserve evidence that reflects badly on the CIA or the White House.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

April 17, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

What the Senate Needs to Ask Gina Haspel



Gina Haspel A list of questions the Senate needs to ask CIA director nominee Gina Haspel about her role in torture and rendition.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, National Security

April 4, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Government Security Clearances Continue to Drop, Backlogs Remain



Top secret A new intelligence agency report found fewer government employees and contractors holding security clearances and a worsening backlog of pending security reviews. But the report omits key data, preventing a deeper dive into the findings.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security, Contract Oversight

March 21, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

Key Intel Whistleblower Official Fired as Spy Agencies Face Oversight Crisis



Dan Meyer Whistleblower retaliation concerns have even infected the offices that are supposed to be a safe haven for those who report abuse in the Intelligence Community.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 13, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Gina Haspel’s Troubling Role in the CIA Torture Program



Gina Haspel President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA reportedly oversaw one of the agency’s black sites and helped destroy videos of interrogations there.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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