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June 14, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Final Inspector General’s Report Cuts References to Panetta’s Disclosure of “TOP SECRET” Info



National Security The Department of Defense Inspector General’s final report on what kind of access the Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers had to classified information omits any reference to then-CIA Director Leon Panetta’s disclosure of “TOP SECRET” and other sensitive informati

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Supports Bill to Declassify Surveillance Court Opinions



Surveillance Cameras A new bipartisan bill from eight Senators seeks to expand transparency and accountability of secret surveillance programs conducted under the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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Topics: Open Government

June 6, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Lawmaker Calls on Pentagon to Release Report on Zero Dark Thirty Probe



National Security Rep. Peter King wants the Pentagon to release the results of an investigation he requested almost two years ago into possible leaks of classified information to the makers of Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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Topics: National Security

June 6, 2013

By Christine Anderson

One Step Closer to a More Just and Effective Military



National Security Representatives Speier and Coffman succeeded in attaching an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will protect whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

House Votes Today on Whistleblowers in the Military



Women in the Military As the House Armed Services Committee marks up the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO and others urge Members to support the Speier-Coffman Amendment for military whistleblower protection enhancements.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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