by Electronic Frontier Foundation Congress has passed reforms to the Freedom of Information Act, which EFF hopes signals the beginning of a larger overhaul of the transparency law that will mark its 50th birthday in July. Earlier this year both chambers passed dueling FOIA reform bills. The House passed the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act […] The post FOIA Reform Passes Congress In Time for 50th Anniversary appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 14 June 2016 | 11:32 am
As the Panama Papers continue to embarrass leaders across continents, one thought has kept occurring to me: How the hell did the organizers pull it off? I mean, how did they corral hundreds of reporters? How did they make sense of so many documents? And, most importantly, how did they stay sane during it all? […] The post Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 16 April 2016 | 12:04 am
Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had nothing to do with the […] The post State Department Belatedly Releases New Clinton Benghazi Documents appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 15 April 2016 | 2:05 pm
The following is the official news release by the United States Navy. STUTTGART, Germany (NNS) — A United States Navy destroyer operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were […] The post Russian Aircraft Buzzes US Navy Ship in Baltic Sea appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 14 April 2016 | 2:19 am
On February 9, 1960, a milkman sounded his horn several times in an attempt to get the attention of the driver of a station wagon that was blocking the middle of the bridge over Turkey Creek, near Morrison, Colorado. When there was no response, he got out of his truck and walked to the vehicle—it […] The post A Look Back at the Coors Kidnapping Case appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 5 April 2016 | 7:06 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, which leads […] The post World’s Largest Maritime Exercise Underway in Middle East appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 5 April 2016 | 5:47 pm
By Ms. Kelly Field (USARIEM) Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create a 3-D full-anatomy avatar for any Soldier regardless of gender, shape or size. Dr. […] The post Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 5 April 2016 | 5:44 pm
The Department of Energy spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on a radioactive waste treatment plant that ended up breaking down because federal officials didn’t bother to properly test the facility before construction was completed, according to a recent audit. Federal auditors also learned DOE officials likely rushed the building of the waste treatment […] The post Feds Spend Over $700 Million On A Radioactive Waste Plant That Doesn’t Work appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 5 April 2016 | 4:24 pm
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials refuse to answer two questions surrounding the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill that would help resolve issues uncovered by a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. TheDCNF reported numerous contradictions in the EPA’s explanation of how and why it intentionally breached Colorado’s Gold King Mine, releasing 880,000 pounds of dangerous […] The post EPA Keeps Secrets In Gold King Mine appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 1 April 2016 | 6:16 pm
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking FBI interview records of then-President-elect Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Valerie Jarrett. Obama and his aides were interviewed as part of the initial investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod […] The post Judicial Watch Sues for Obama FBI Interview Records appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 1 April 2016 | 6:04 pm
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency and close air support. In January 2016, the U.S. Air Force delivered the first four of 20 A-29s to the Afghan Air Force. The Super Tucano will replace the Mi-35 attack helicopter providing a monumental leap in capabilities for the Afghan […] The post Tech Report: A-29 Super Tucano appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 1 April 2016 | 5:59 pm
New York’s Democratic attorney general (AG) made a chilling suggestion at an event he co-hosted this week: harsher penalties beyond fines for groups allegedly misleading the public on global warming. “Financial damages alone may be insufficient,” Eric Schneiderman said during the event in New York City Tuesday. “The First Amendment does not give you the […] The post Did New York’s AG Suggest Jailing Global Warming Skeptics? appeared first on GovernmentSecrets.com.
Posted on: 30 March 2016 | 10:55 am