We all need journalists and publishing platforms to consider carefully how they publish sensitive information, whether it has been leaked... View ArticleContinue reading
Change.gov is Back Up
Change.gov, the website of the Obama transition that went missing sometime last month, is now back online. The agenda, including... View ArticleContinue reading
Diplomats not the only ones aiding Boeing business abroad
Over the weekend the New York Times ran a story highlighting the diplomatic relations used to help Boeing acquire business in foreign nations, but the informal and potentially inappropriate dealings between diplomats and foreign leaders done for Boeing's benefit is not the only thing the U.S. government does to help the company's bottom line.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States regularly issues loans and loan guarantees in foreign countires to help Boeing export its commercial aircraft. According to the Ex-Im Bank's annual reports for 2009 and 2010, the bank issued almost $20 billion in long-term ...Continue reading
Would the Air Force block the government if it posted WikiLeaks cables?
According to the New York Times, the United States Air Force is blocking access to any web sites that have... View ArticleContinue reading
Leaks and Open Government
Some recent discussions of WikiLeaks have labeled information leaks as the silver bullet in creating a more transparent government. There... View ArticleContinue reading
This post was co-written by Ellen Miller and Mike Klein, Sunlight’s co-founders. The Sunlight Foundation was founded in 2006 with... View ArticleContinue reading
Firms severing ties with Wikileaks have multiple interests before feds
S. Res. 118 – Free CRS Reports
Once again, Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) has introduced a resolution in the Senate to put non-confidential Congressional Research Service (CRS)... View ArticleContinue reading