October 11, 2013
The Cat's out of the Bag, So Declassify it Already
October 7, 2013
The Must Read 2013 Secrecy Report is Out.
September 27, 2013
Happy International Right to Know Day (Tomorrow)! The Archive Celebrates with a Look Back at this Year's Transparency Highs and Lows
September 25, 2013
FOIA Request Filed for National Security Agency Watch List that Included "Threats" MLK, Muhammad Ali, and Senator Church
September 4, 2013
Want to Know Who the US is at War With? Too Bad, Says Pentagon.
August 30, 2013
National Archives Quietly Pulls School of the Americas Human Rights Evidence Citing Possible "Terrorist Activity"
July 11, 2013
How to Send a Good FOIA Request to the Department of State
July 8, 2013
"The Shell Game" and the Osama bin Laden Documents
June 13, 2013
Unredacted Statements by Richard Nixon Raise Questions About Declassification Process
June 3, 2013
Four Months Later: Still No Answers for Outdated Agency FOIA Regulations Letter
April 12, 2013
When Wikileaks "Scoops" NARA on Their Own Publicly Available Documents, It's Time for Agencies to Fully Embrace Effectively Digitizing All-Things FOIA
April 8, 2013
Chiquita Sues to Block Release of Files on Colombia Terrorist Payments
April 3, 2013
Freedom of Information Follies: FOIA Reviewers Declassify Same Rwanda Document Four Times, Creating New Secrets Each Time
April 2, 2013
D.C. Circuit Rejects Justice Department "Maneuver"
March 22, 2013
Congress Makes a Law and the Pentagon Redacts It
March 20, 2013
No One Ensuring Agencies Are Complying with FOIA
March 15, 2013
Justice Department Repeats as Rosemary Award Winner For Worst Open Government Performance in 2012
March 13, 2013
Freedom of Information Regulations: Still Outdated, Still Undermining Openness
March 13, 2013
Archive Director Tom Blanton Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee, Rebuts DOJ's FOIA "Pinocchios"
March 8, 2013
2013 Sunshine Week Round-Up
February 6, 2013
Congress Seeks Explanation from DOJ on Outdated Agency FOIA Regulations
January 29, 2013
National Security Archive Files Appeal Explaining Why CIA is Dead Wrong to Claim The "Predecisional" Exemption for Its History of the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.
January 29, 2013
Following Through On FOIA: Progress And Pitfalls
December 17, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects CIA's Motion to Squash Lawsuit on Bay of Pigs History
December 6, 2012
Old Regs May Not Necessarily Be Bad Regs, But Can Be A Red Flag
December 4, 2012
Outdated Agency Regs Undermine Freedom of Information
December 4, 2012
Finding Agency FOIA Regulations a Shockingly Difficult Task
November 6, 2012
FOIA for Profit
November 11, 2012
Democracy in the Digital Age
September 12, 2012
2012 Secrecy Report: Indicators of Secrecy in the Federal Government
August 15, 2012
New DOJ FOIA Report an Exercise in "Grade Inflation;" Rewards Some FOIA Denials as "Achieving Efficiencies."
July 4, 2012
Happy 46th Birthday, Freedom of Information!
June 29, 2012
The Department of State Accuses the National Security Archive of "Dredging up the Past;" Won't Declassify the Accusation.
June 6, 2012
The CIA's "Temporarily Unavailable" Records Schedules (Re-)Disclosed
May 29, 2012
CIA Stops Charging Declassification Fees …For Now. White House and Congressional Intervention Still Needed.
May 10, 2012
CIA ALLOWED TO SUSTAIN COVER-UP OF BAY OF PIGS HISTORY
April 19, 2012
Central Intelligence Agency Digs In, Refuses to Repeal Damaging Mandatory Declassification Review Regulations. Department of Justice Defends. White House, Congress Silent.
March 29, 2012
Department of Justice Not Qualified to Be FOIA Ombudsman.
March 15, 2012
DOJ OIP Director Pustay testifies that "people misinterpreted," "misconstrued," "didn't necessarily understand," FOIA regulations allowing DOJ to lie to requesters. Issa report gives DOJ a "D" on FOIA.
March 12, 2012
Holder Responds to Rosemary Award
March 6, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder Refuses to Mention "Targeted Killing" of al-Awlaki to Preserve Right to Glomar FOIA Requests
February 29, 2012
FOIA Statistics Shows the DOJ's "94.5% Release Rate" is a -Ahem- "Stretch."
February 23, 2012
Thirty-Six Groups Sign on to Help Fight the CIA's Covert Attack on Declassification Review. And What's Next??
February 21, 2012
National Security Archive Files a FOIA Request to Find Out Why the CIA is Attempting to Price Out Declassification Reviews
February 17 2012
The Department of Defense Needs Only One Paragraph to Illustrate Why the Declassification System is Broken
February 14, 2012
Justice Department Wins Rosemary Award for Worst OpenGovernment Performance in2011
February 10, 2012
The CIA's Covert Operation Against Declassification Review and Obama's Open Government
February 3, 2012
CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would "Confuse the Public."
February 1, 2012
"Declassification-As-Usual" Mindset Responsible for theNational Declassification Center's LanguidPace
2011 The Department of Justice's Quest to Weaken FOIA Still Going Strong
November 2, 2011
Senator Grassley Demands Answers from the Justice Department for Claiming that it can Lie to FOIA Requesters
October 25, 2011
Why Agencies Should Not be Allowed to Lie About FOIA Requests
October 1, 2011
John Moss's Decade-Long Fight For FOIA, as Chronicled in "People's Warrior" by Michael Lemov
September 22, 2011
2011 Secrecy Report: A Broad Survey ofTransparency
August 25, 2011
DOD Changes its FOIA Policy on bin Laden Documents
July 28, 2011
DoJ Report on FOIA – Positive, but Incomplete Development for Open Government
July 4, 2011
Eight Federal Agencies have FOIA Requests a Decade Old According to Knight Open Government Survey
June 3, 2011
The FY 2010 ISOO Classification Report to the President. SomeBad News and Some GoodNews.
May 19, 2011
PIDB Proposal: "Three Ideas for Transformation: Classification Tax, Equity Reform, and Sunshine Dates"
May 4, 2011
Will Osama bin Laden's Death Photos be Released Under FOIA? Probably Not.
April 20, 2011
CIA Releases 1917 Invisible Ink Recipe Due to MDR Request, Not Kindness of Heart
March 24, 2011
The New FOIA.gov – Making Spreadsheets Sexy
March 23, 2011
The Rubber Hasn't Met the Road. Response to the Department of Transportation's Letter to the Washington Post.
March 18, 2011
Cheat Sheet for Discretionary FOIA Releases
March 16, 2011
FOIA Audit: Department of the Interior and the Blocked FOIA Blog
March 15, 2011
DOJ claims they responded to FOIA Audit, "but not in time to be included in thereport."
March 14, 2011
FOIA Audit: Report From the Trenches
March 14, 2011
Glass Half Full: 2011 Knight Open Government Survey Finds Freedom of Information Change, But Many Federal Agencies Lag in Fulfilling President Obama's Day One Openness Pledge
March 7, 2011
Quick Look: Milner v. Department of Navy Ruling
March 1, 2011
Supreme Court Rules that Corporations DO NOT Have Exemption 7(C) FOIA Privacy Rights
December 17, 2010
The National Security Archive is Named in a wikileaksCable!
December 14, 2010
Can Government Employees Read the Pentagon Papers?
November 4, 2010
Obama Issues Executive Order Improving "Controlled Unclassified Information"
October 21, 2010
Why is ICE Reviewing and Redacting Documents Already inthe Public Domain?
March 15, 2010
Sunshine and Shadows: The Clear Obama Message for Freedom of Information Meets Mixed Results
January 22, 2010
Government Departments Each Post Three High Value Data
January 7, 2010
The Glomar Response
December 30, 2009
Obama Executive Order on Classification: ReflectsPublic's Comments, Makes a Commitment to Declassify Hundreds of Millions ofPages of Historical Materials, Sets the Stage for Reduction inOverclassification
December 16, 2009
Answers to Questions We Have Been Asked about the E-mail Lawsuit
December 14, 2009
White House E-mail Lawsuit Settled
December 8, 2009
Round-Up of Commentary on Open Government Directive
December 8, 2009
Obama Administration on Open Government: More than Rhetoric?
November 16, 2009
President Obama Recognizes the Basic Human Right to Access to Information
October 30, 2009
FOIA Impact: Why Pictures of Dover Transfer CeremoniesMatter
October 28, 2009
White House Open Government Directive to be Released This Fall
October 26, 2009
Congress Wants It Both Ways on FOIA
April 17, 2008
Ruling on Preservation of White House E-Mails Awaited
New Law Proposed to Address Destruction of Electronic Records
April 24, 2008
Court Sets Deadline for White House Answers on Missing E-mail
Magistrate Judge Cites "Lack of Precision" in White House Statements
May 6, 2008
House Backups are Incomplete, May Not Contain Some Missing E-mails
Court Filing Says White House Cannot Identify Hard Drives in Use When E-mails Were Lost
March 20, 2008
FOI in Practice: Analysis of the Mexican FOI System
Archive publishes first comprehensive analysis of the Mexican freedom of information law
March 19, 2008
Treasury Wins 2008 "Rosemary Award" as Worst FOIA Agency
National Security Archive Annual Award Cites Shredded Letters, Decade-Long Delays, and Sub-Prime Performance
March 18, 2008
Court orders White House to show cause why it should not create forensic copies of all electronic media
Seeks means to protect missing e-mails in response to Archive lawsuit
March 16, 2008
Mixed Signals, Mixed Results
The Knight Open Government Survey
How President Bush's Executive Order on FOIA Failed to Deliver