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Secrecy Report 2013 Final by Open Government

Secrecy Report 2013 Final by Open Government

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Published by Ronald Thomas West
2013 summary report of United States secrecy by openthegovernment.org
2013 summary report of United States secrecy by openthegovernment.org

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Secrecy Report 2013
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Tis report was made possible by the generous support o the CS Fund, the Open Society Foundations, the RockeellerBrothers Fund, the Ford Foundation, and the Bauman Foundation.Te authors o this report are Patrice McDermott, Amy Bennett, Abby Paulson, and Shannon Alexander. Te reportbeneted rom the helpul advice and assistance o the OpenTeGovernment.org Steering Committee.
About OpenTeGovernment.org 
OpenTeGovernment.org is a coalition o consumer, good government and limited-government groups, environmental-ists, journalists, library groups, labor and others united to make the ederal government a more open place in order to makeus saer, strengthen public trust through government accountability, and support our democratic principles. Our coalitiontranscends partisan lines and includes progressives, libertarians, and conservatives.o join the coalition, individuals are invited to read and sign theStatement o Values. Organizations are welcome to visit oursite, read the Statement o Values, and contact us i interested in becoming a coalition partner. www.OpenTeGovernment.org.
Steering Committee
Steven Aergood, Federation o American ScientistsGary D. Bass, Bauman Foundationom Blanton, National Security ArchiveLynne Bradley, American Library AssociationDanielle Brian, Project on Government Oversight*Kenneth Bunting/Tomas Susman, National Freedom o Inormation CoalitionKevin Goldberg, American Society on News EditorsConrad Martin, Fund or Constitutional Government**Katherine McFate/Sean Moulton, Center or Eective Government (ormerly OMB Watch)Michael D. Ostrolenk, Liberty CoalitionDavid L. Sobel, Electronic Frontier FoundationAnne Weismann, Citizens or Responsibility and Ethics in WashingtonJohn Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation*Chair ** Ex ocio member1100 G Street, NW, Suite 500Washington, DC 20005(202) 332-OPEN (6736)ino@openthegovernment.org
 
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FOIA REQUESS INCREASED BY 1%, BACKLOGS DECREASED BY 14%FEDERAL CIRCUI COUR WHISLEBLOWER DECISIONS — 3-236 AGAINS WHIS-LEBLOWERSCLASSIFIED INFORMAION
Original Classication Decisions Continue Decline$199.86 Spent Keeping Secrets or Every Dollar Spent on DeclassicationMandatory Declassication Requests Drop 27%Classication Challenges Rebound Following 2011 PlungeState Secrets Privilege Policy: Impact Unclear National/Military Intelligence Budgets Disclosed 
INVENION SECRECY ORDERS IN EFFEC CONINUE RISE

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