Secrecy: Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy
This is the highly controversial & much-publicized report that proposed changes for improving classification & declassification practices of the U.S. Government to protect the nation's secrets while still ensuring that the public has access to information on government operations. Explores the historical roots of current practices, the consequences for both the dissemination of information to the public & the sharing of info. within the Federal Government, the functioning of the bureaucracy that protects government secrets, the effort to promote greater accountability, & the various costs associated with protecting secrets & reducing secrecy. Charts & tables.
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Page A-14 - The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
Page 15 - When the President acts in absence of either a congressional grant or denial of authority, he can only rely upon his own independent powers, but there is a zone of twilight in which he and Congress may have concurrent authority, or in which its distribution is uncertain.
Page A-26 - In the war in which we are now engaged racial affinities are not severed by migration. The Japanese race is an enemy race and while many second and third generation Japanese born on United States soil, possessed of United States citizenship, have become "Americanized", the racial strains are undiluted.
Page A-90 - Commission. (3) While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 (b) of title 5 of the United States Code.
Page A-88 - Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
Page A-9 - There are citizens of the United States, I blush to admit, born under other flags but welcomed under our generous naturalization laws to the full freedom and opportunity of America, who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life...
Page 66 - The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining — by filling three basic gaps in our anti-recession protection.
Page A-83 - The standard for the refusal of employment or the removal from employment in an executive department or agency on grounds relating to loyalty shall be that, on all the evidence, reasonable grounds exist for belief that the person involved is disloyal to the Government of the United States.