Nixon Watergate testimony set for release

Nixon Watergate testimony set for release

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The transcript of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's testimony to the Watergate grand jury will be made public Nov. 10, a man who pushed for the release said.

GOP lawmakers angered by Bush's latest intelligence reform changes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- House Republicans Thursday walked out of a briefing by the director of national intelligence, Michael McConnell, about new rules President Bush has signed for U.S. spy agencies, complaining that details had been leaked to the media before being told to Congress.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

DNI appoints chief financial officer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. director of national intelligence has appointed a chief financial officer for the sprawling collection of agencies he manages.

DNI to disclose total intelligence budget

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The director of national intelligence says the total size of the current classified U.S. intelligence budget will be disclosed for the first time within a week.

Analysis: New defense intelligence policy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A new Pentagon policy directive for U.S. military intelligence mandates information-sharing with U.S. domestic agencies and foreign partners and recognizes the leading role of the new director of national intelligence.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

NASA paid shuttle families $26.6 million

ORLANDO, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Documents obtained by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel say NASA paid $26.6 million to relatives of the seven astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

University under pressure on Bush secrecy

DALLAS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Southern Methodist University in Dallas is under pressure to scrap plans for the Bush presidential library because of the president's secrecy policy.

Wikileaks to serve as online Deep Throat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- When Wikileaks.org goes live in the next two months, the Washington Post said the Internet site will serve as a depository for damning government documents. Based on the model taken by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the new Web site will allow people

White House doubled classified documents

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- More than 80 U.S. government agencies collectively reported making 15.6 million decisions in 2004 to classify information, nearly double the number in 2001.

Whistleblowers claim retaliation on rise

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Whistleblowers in often secretive Washington told a congressional panel retaliation against the exposure of questionable governmental activity is increasing.

Feature: D.C. judge in center of storm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- When U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ruled last Friday that the names of hundreds of immigrants detained after Sept. 11 should be made public, she touched off a political firestorm. The Justice Department accused her of increasing the risk of ter

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Think Tank Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-Up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think t
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Steven Aftergood is a critic of U.S. government secrecy policy. He directs the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy and is the author of the Federation newsletter Secrecy News. In 1991, Aftergood exposed the highly classifed Timber Wind program, an unacknowledged Department of Defense special access program to develop a nuclear reactor powered rocket engine. He received the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award in 2010. He has been an outspoken critic of WikiLeaks and turned down an invitation to serve on its advisory board in 2007. Aftergood has a bachelors in science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (1977), and has worked for the Federation since 1989.

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