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May 23, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

ICE Backs Down on “Extreme Vetting” Automated Social Media Scanning



ICE cyber monitoring In a major victory for civil rights and civil liberties advocates, ICE has shut down its plan to include unreliable automated social media scanning as part of an “Extreme Vetting” program. However ICE’s plans for Extreme Vetting are still problematic, espe

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

May 22, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

A Q&A with the NSA’s Internal Watchdog



Robert Storch NSA POGO talks with the NSA’s first independently-appointed Inspector General.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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

May 2, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

How House Intel Committee’s Russia Investigation Turned into a Cautionary Tale



HPSCI redacted Russia report We must learn from the failings of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation to make future oversight efforts better.

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Topics: Government Accountability, 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

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