Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Let's shine a little light on things

Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse.
I am a regular reader of the Secrecy News published by the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy. They publish some excellent stuff and work diligently to ensure transparency and shine light where some people perhaps don't want light shone.

Yesterday, they posted a bit that is worth checking out. The Army wants them to quit doing what they do.

Last week, Cheryl Clark from the Army Publishing Directorate sent them an email which stated,
You have Army Publications hosted on your website illegally, there are only 5 Official Army Publications Sites. You are not one of them, you can link to our publications, but you cannot host them. AR 530-1 is a FOUO publication, it is not intended for Public release. Please remove this publication immediately or further action will be taken.
Right. Like that's going to move anyone who is interested in transparency. And, it's not like they actually work for the Army (sometimes we might have to ratchet back a bit if we don't want to loose our jobs, ya' know).

Bring it on, Ms. Clark.

Needless to say, the good folks at the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy haven't backed down.

I stand with the Project on Government Secrecy; let transparency in government be the ultimate watchword.

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