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Motherboard: Trump’s Transition Team Sought Info From NASA on Space Resource Commercialization

President Donald Trump’s transition team inquired about the profitability and potential commercialization of space resources and technologies in a series of internal communications with NASA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Motherboard reported Thursday. David Axe writes the publication gained access to emails, briefings, budget spreadsheets and other …

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Mark Bradley Named NARA Info Security Oversight Office Director

Mark Bradley, director of the Freedom of Information Act declassification and pre-publication review at the Justice Department, has been appointed director of the National Archives and Records Administration‘s information security oversight office. He will transition to his new role on Dec. 27 and will lead the office that oversees the governmentwide security classification system …

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Motherboard: NSA’s Iraq War Documents Detail Surveillance Expansion in Counterterrorism Efforts

Internal National Security Agency documents on the Iraq war have revealed that former NSA director Michael Hayden called for cooperation within the agency to support surveillance efforts as part of an “intelligence-driven” initiative against terrorism, Motherboard reported Tuesday. Jason Koebler writes a 2008 Freedom of Information Act request led to the publication of …

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Deloitte’s Chris Knox Joins National Archives-Led FOIA Advisory Committee

The Archivist of the United States has named Chris Knox, managing director in Deloitte‘s transactions and business analytics segment, as a member of the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee. Deloitte said Monday 20 voting members serve on the National Archives and Records Administration-led FOIA committee to study FOIA matters, recommend action and provide advice for the administration. “Throughout …

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Senate Passes Bill to Amend Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act and is sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy and co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, Chris Coons, Debra Fischer and Jon Tester. The FOIA Improvement Act requires government agencies to adopt a default response to release and not withhold government documents, …

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