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October 7, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Senator Worries Over Shutdown’s ‘Closed Government’



Leahy On Saturday, Senator Partick Leahy (D-Vt.) took to the Senate floor to speak about two troubling aspects of the shutdown: the crippled judiciary and decreased government transparency.

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Topics: Open Government

October 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Secret Hearing on Domestic Spying Postponed



No Public Access Sign The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence postpones hearing on surveillance law reforms.

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Topics: Open Government

October 3, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Report Analyzes Government Secrecy



Top Secret Stamp OpenTheGovernment.org has released its annual report detailing and reviewing government secrecy. Despite the Obama Administration’s purported commitment to transparency, reductions in secrecy have been slow.

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Topics: Open Government

October 1, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Make a Difference: Open Doors on Intelligence Reform



National Security Agency Building The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is changing the laws on surveillance—but we don't know how. The text of the proposed legislation and the Committee meeting being held to discuss it are both closed to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

September 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

In Midst of Government Secrecy, a National Plan for Openness



Open Government As the Administration drafts its second National Action Plan for open government, civil society weighs in.

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Topics: Open Government

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