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Senate Bill Would Increase Biodefense Secrecy

SECRECY NEWS, Volume 2005, Issue No. 100, October 26, 2005 from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy.

Steven Aftergood says that this “audacious” exemption “would nullify the applicability of the FOIA to an entire agency.”

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  1. If this exemption goes through, I don’t see how this agency’s research could get rigorous scientific review. Getting bad research in bioweapons will only endanger our security as questionable assumptions are turned into bad policy.

    “And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them.” — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the original quote

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