Security and Open Government
American Presidency Project
the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized
into a single searchable database:
The Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Washington - Taft
(1789-1913) The Public Papers of the Presidents: Hoover to
Bush (1929-1993) The Weekly Compilation of Presidential
Documents: Clinton - G.W. Bush (1993-2007)
Audit of the Withdrawal of Records from Public Access at the
National Archives and Records Administration for Classification
Purposes -- in .pdf format.
the Homefront -- A
daily chronicle of news in homeland security and military operations
affecting newsgathering, access to information and the public's
right to know.
Brief History of the NSA -- audio file by Daniel Schorr
which also discusses the establishment of the Foreign Intelligence
Administration Documents on Secrecy Policy -- primary
for Biosecurity -- from the University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center. Full-text articles and reports in .pdf format. Links too.
- Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS). Full Text reports. Searchable.
Chill Wind is blowing in this Nation -- Transcript of Tim
Robbins' Speech to the National Press Club about the attack against
our Constitution from within our own borders. A primary source.
CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
CIA and the War on Terrorism -- the CIA's official take on
it all. Primary sources here!
of Homeland Security
Electronic Surveillance Laws -- state by state, enactments and
Responders -- The findings of the Council on Foreign
Relations' Independent Task Force on Emergency Responders.
"This report marks the first time that data from emergency
responder communities has been brought together to estimate national
Amendment Law: An Overview
Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to
Information and the Public's Right to Know -- in .pdf format and
prepared by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Literature -- a list of books and also some full-text
document links, including titles in the history of intelligence in
Systems & Programs -- from the Federation of American
Scientists, this includes a selection of official and unofficial
resources on intelligence gathering, policy, functions, and
Iraq Intelligence and Nuclear Evidence -- a source for
Is your Printer spying
on you?? -- an article with links to this odd form of big
Documents on FOIA and Access to Government Information --
FOIA means the Freedom of Information Act.
Memory Hole --
where articles, photos and reports go when they mysteriously
disappear from public view for political and other reasons
Information About Women's Lives -- a report by the National
Council for Research on Women on the many substantive fact sheets
and federal reporting on women and girls no longer existing on this
administration's Women's Bureau Web site.
NACo: Nat'l Assoc. of Counties -- lots of full-text fact
sheets and articles and documents for U.S. counties.
Infrastructure Protection Center Web -- news, legal issues
and more from the U.S. government.
Administration -- FAQ, these are the folks who may be spying
Security Archive -- at George Washington University, "combines
a unique range of functions in one non governmental, non-profit
institution. The Archive is simultaneously a research institute on
international affairs, a library and archive of declassified U.S.
documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, a public
interest law firm defending and expanding public access to
government information through the FOIA, and an indexer and
publisher of the documents in books, microfiche, and electronic
formats. The Archive's approximately $2.3 million yearly budget
comes from publication revenues and from private philanthropists
such as the Carnegie Corporation, the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and
the Ford Foundation. As a matter of policy, the Archive
receives no government funding."
Act, United States -- don't look behind you.
PATRIOT Act -- the latest news and an examination of the
issues surrounding it from the American Library Association.
Prospects for Iraq's Stability: A Challenging Road Ahead --
National Intelligence Estimate from the NIC, "The Director of
National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence
Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the
National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to
the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland
Security Council for intelligence matters."
REAL ID --
the dreaded National ID
card which states
are required to implement the Real ID law by May 11, 2008, at
uncompensated expense, and some states are resisting. The National
Conference of State Legislatures offers the full text of the act here,
along with related federal and state legislation, critiques by
governors, and news stories about it.
Responding to a Biological or Chemical Threat: A Practical Guide
Sandia National Lab
--" is a national security laboratory involved in a variety of
research and development programs to help secure a peaceful and free
world through technology. " One of the areas is Homeland Security.
News -- from the Federation of American Scientists, Project
on Government Secrecy. It provides informal coverage of new
developments in secrecy, security and intelligence policies
"Taguba Report" on Treatment of Abu Ghraib
Prisoners in Iraq
Understanding the Patriot Act “Sunsets” -- from the ACLU,
Click here for
the view from the
Federation of American Scientists (that one is in .pdf)
United States Military Medicine in War on Terror Prisons --
database of primary documents
the Freedom of Information Act -- A step-by-step guide
White House -- official home page.