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  • Oversight Hearing Focuses on Government Overclassification
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    Overclassification of Government Documents

    Information, data, secrecy. and transparency experts testified at a hearing on the classification rules and procedures related to national security and intelligence documents. Members asked…

  • Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary
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    Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary

    Tom Blanton talked about the history of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), signed by President Johnson on July 4, 1966. Mr. Blanton shared examples of FOIA documents and argued that the…

  • NunnLugar Act 25th Anniversary
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    Nunn-Lugar Act 25th Anniversary

    Former Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) participated in a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991, which was signed by…

  • Implementation of NunnLugar Act
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    Implementation of Nunn-Lugar Act

    Government officials and policy makers talked about their roles in implementing the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act, also called the Nunn-Lugar Act. On December 12, 1991, President…

  • Origins of the NunnLugar Act
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    Origins of the Nunn-Lugar Act

    Government officials talked about the future of international cooperation in the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction. On December 12, 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed the…