AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  M. R. Mathias, iPatricia Garber, iAndrew Updegrove, iHelen Vandepeer, iThomas Neviaser, iW. Craig Reed, iPeter Rimmer, i

  Home > Mainstream > News
 

Chris the Abducted Alien

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 95 Titles
· 33 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2007

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Chris the Abducted Alien Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Chris the Abducted Alien, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Featured Book
The Hayloft: a 1950s mystery
by Alan Cook

Bobby sox, slow dancing, bomb shelters—and murder. Within two weeks after starting his senior year of high school in the 1950s, Gary Blanchard finds himself kicked out o..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share Save       


Army Blocks Public's Access to Documents in Web-Based Library
Tuesday, March 04, 2008  4:49:00 PM

by Chris the Abducted Alien



Mainstream
By Christopher Lee
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 21, 2008; Page A13
The Army has shut down public access to the largest online collection of its doctrinal publications, a move criticized by open-government advocates as unnecessary secrecy by a runaway bureaucracy.

 

Army officials moved the Reimer Digital Library ( http://atiam.train.army.mil) behind a password-protected firewall on Feb. 6, restricting access to an electronic trove that is popular with researchers for its wealth of field and technical manuals and documents on military operations, education, training and technology. All are unclassified, and most already are approved for public release.

"Almost everything connected to the Army is reflected in some way in the Reimer collection," said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the nonprofit Federation of American Scientists. "It provides the public with an unparalleled window into Army policy. It provides unclassified resources on military planning and doctrine."

Aftergood, a daily user of the library until he was shut out by the new firewall two weeks ago, said the collection offers specialized military manuscripts that do not appear on the shelves of local libraries. These include documents on the Army's use of unmanned aircraft; tactics and techniques for the use of nonlethal weapons; a field manual for non-engineers on the fundamentals of flight; and a manual on working dogs in the military.

"All of this stuff had been specifically approved for public release," Aftergood said. "I think it's a case of bureaucracy run amok. And it's a familiar impulse to secrecy that needs to be challenged at every turn."

For years, open-government advocates have complained about the Bush administration's penchant for confidentiality, from the White House's long-standing refusal to release lists of presidential visitors to the secrecy surrounding the administration's warrantless wiretapping program and Vice President Cheney's energy policy task force.

In 2006, the National Archives acknowledged that the CIA and other agencies had withdrawn thousands of records from the public shelves over several years and inappropriately reclassified many of them. Early in 2002, then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft issued a memo urging federal agencies to use whatever legal means necessary to reject Freedom of Information Act requests for public documents.

Army officials said yesterday that they were compelled to limit access to the Reimer library site to comply with Department of Defense policies that call for tightening the security of military Web sites and to keep better track internally of who is accessing them and why.

"You've got to be a member of the military or a Department of Defense worker to have access to it," and not all of them can get in, said Ray Harp, a spokesman for the Army Training and Doctrine Command, which oversees and maintains the Reimer collection. "They did this to make sure they are in line with the current DOD and DA [Department of the Army] information assurance policies."

Harp said some of the documents in the collection still are available to the public through the Army Publishing Directorate ( http://www.usapa.army.mil). That is not good enough, according to Aftergood, who said many of the most important documents on that site are password-protected, as well, despite having been cleared for public release. His group recently filed a FOIA request for all of the unclassified documents in the Reimer collection in order to replicate the archive on its own publicly accessible Web site.

"They can configure Army Web sites however they like," Aftergood said. "What they cannot do is to withhold information from the public that is subject to release under the FOIA. . . . What we really want to do is to persuade them to adopt a reasonable policy of openness, not to provide an alternative -- unless we have to."

 

Washington Post

 More News about Chris the Abducted Alien
CONGRATULATION VOTERS 2012! Women you made the difference! - 11/11/2012 1:11:00 PM

My Two Cents on District 11 Congressional Race - 10/8/2012 9:55:00 AM

Beware of gunmen standing their ground - 3/28/2012 7:29:00 AM

If Scott Walker Gets His Way In Wisconsin - 4/3/2011 7:26:00 AM

The Year To Come 2011 - 1/6/2011 2:11:00 PM

UBC 40th General Convention | Sisters in the Brotherhood Convention, June 2 - 9/10/2010 8:10:00 AM

Oil Gate! BP and All the President's Men... - 8/12/2010 8:42:00 AM

Stupak Amendment Restricts Women’s Right to Choose - 11/13/2009 5:48:00 AM

Toxic Chemical Testing in the U.S. - 10/28/2009 10:26:00 AM

Support Women Candidates - 10/27/2009 1:05:00 PM

HEALTH WATCH: Help Prevent Swine Flu - Good Advice - 10/25/2009 8:16:00 AM

NEW WEBSITE for TZ USA-READERS GROUP - 8/25/2009 3:45:00 PM

Where Has Over a Trillion+ Dollars of the Bail Out Money Gone? - 6/27/2009 10:16:00 AM

Journalist Files Charges for Intent To Commit Mass Murder in U.S. - 6/27/2009 9:45:00 AM

Rethink Afghanistan (Part 2): Pakistan: The Most Dangerous Country - 3/21/2009 5:15:00 AM

It's About The Human Heart (VIDEO) - 11/22/2008 10:04:00 AM

101 Reasons to Vote Against John McCain/Sarah Palin! - 10/22/2008 3:38:00 AM

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president - 10/19/2008 7:10:00 AM

Illinois Upcoming Elections - 10/12/2008 3:13:00 PM

Army combat unit to deploy within U.S. - 10/12/2008 3:03:00 PM

Did Ex-Alabama Governor Get A Raw Deal? - 10/12/2008 2:48:00 PM

WANT TO HELP? - 9/23/2008 7:21:00 PM

Wisconsin Hotly Contested: Allegations Of Voter Fraud Surface - 9/22/2008 3:11:00 AM

The War on the Border – Say NO to the North American Union - 9/22/2008 2:52:00 AM

ASK YOUR TV STATIONS WHY WE DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE BIGGEST RALLY IN ALASKA? - 9/21/2008 3:26:00 PM

Oprah Winfrey Boycott by Republican Women in Florida - 9/20/2008 6:51:00 AM

Sarah's Way--or the Highway - 9/20/2008 6:29:00 AM

To All Citizens WARNING! DEMOCRAT'S - 9/14/2008 12:05:00 PM

Do You Remember 1987 – Interview of Oliver North... - 8/16/2008 8:48:00 AM

UBCJA (Our) Money Given to another Loser and Liar... - 8/9/2008 6:28:00 AM

Corruption Continues in the Carpenters’ Union - Nails in Their Stockings: - 8/6/2008 3:39:00 AM

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq - 5/29/2008 3:59:00 AM

Obama is the change that America has tried to hide! - 5/21/2008 2:27:00 AM

Senator McCain: Stop Insulting Women - 5/11/2008 11:34:00 AM

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words - 5/8/2008 2:28:00 AM

Continued Discrimination Against Women in the 21st Century - 4/24/2008 5:11:00 PM

Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World - 4/22/2008 3:30:00 AM

Facetime with Barack Obama on Taxes - 4/20/2008 3:24:00 PM

Fox & MSNBC Spreading a Virus - 4/18/2008 3:52:00 PM

1935 or 2008, What’s the Difference? - 3/30/2008 10:29:00 AM

Speech by Obama A More Perfect Union - 3/18/2008 4:47:00 PM

WHERE TO BUY USA – GAS? - 3/17/2008 3:25:00 AM

Join the Fax-In on March 19, 2008 - 3/16/2008 2:11:00 PM

Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan - 3/14/2008 4:40:00 PM

Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video - 3/14/2008 3:00:00 AM

Studies: Iraq War Will Cost $12 billion per Month in 2008 - 3/10/2008 4:52:00 PM

Canada, U.S. Agree To Use Each Other's Troops In Civil Emergencies - 3/10/2008 4:20:00 PM

Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - 3/10/2008 4:15:00 PM

America, Now Without the Revolution - 3/10/2008 4:07:00 PM

VOTE FRAUD: WHAT THEY AREN'T TELLING YOU - 3/10/2008 4:03:00 PM

A Nation on the Edge of the Final Descent (II): A Culture of Lies - 3/10/2008 3:46:00 PM

WEB EXCLUSIVE: RICK KARR ON GOVERNMENT SECRECY - 3/10/2008 3:40:00 PM

Mexican Military Incursions into the USA - 3/9/2008 12:30:00 PM

Armed Mexican Military Breaches Our Border - 3/9/2008 12:25:00 PM

Congressman Wexler’s Progress Report - 3/9/2008 11:21:00 AM

BREAKING STORY...Mexican Army Crossing Border, Again! - 3/7/2008 4:00:00 AM

The Bilderberg Group the Elite Psychopathic Fascists - 3/6/2008 3:46:00 AM

What is NAFTA all about? - 3/5/2008 5:49:00 PM

Rick Karr on Government Secrecy - 3/4/2008 5:45:00 PM

Abbas: Gaza Attacks 'A Holocaust' - 3/4/2008 5:32:00 PM

The Three Trillion Dollar War - 3/4/2008 5:22:00 PM

EPA toxicologist was dismissed after industry complained! - 3/4/2008 4:36:00 PM

Iraqi Deaths Due To U.S. Invasion - 2/28/2008 7:02:00 PM

Election Madness - 2/23/2008 3:20:00 PM

Why Hillary Clinton’s Iraq Vote Does Matter - 2/23/2008 2:58:00 PM

100 Professors Question 9/11 Commission Report - 2/23/2008 11:12:00 AM

Murder of Benazir Bhutto - 2/13/2008 4:33:00 AM

Clinton Not Ready to Release Tax Returns - 2/13/2008 4:03:00 AM

Barack Obama's Plan for America - 2/11/2008 9:17:00 PM

Avoiding a Convention Train Wreck - 2/11/2008 8:20:00 PM

Stimulus Plan a Scam to Benefit the Rich - 2/6/2008 4:46:00 PM

Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war - 2/6/2008 3:48:00 PM

John McCain Is Dr. Strangelove - 2/1/2008 9:13:00 AM

Slavery In Our Union - 2/1/2008 7:04:00 AM

The Big Betrayal - 1/29/2008 4:43:00 PM

A GOP ace in the hole? - 1/28/2008 4:18:00 PM

Brigham Young University Physics Professor Finds Thermite in WTC Physical S - 1/26/2008 5:47:00 AM

Bangor (Maine) Daily News First Major Newspaper to Editorialize in Favor of - 1/20/2008 3:17:00 PM

New Video from Congressman Wexler Speech - 1/20/2008 10:59:00 AM

Zeitgeist: The Movie - 1/15/2008 5:23:00 PM

North American Union & VCHIP Truth - 1/15/2008 5:16:00 PM

The Man Behind The Vaccine Mystery - 1/1/2008 3:08:00 PM

Deadly Immunity - by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - 1/1/2008 2:51:00 PM

A Walking Call to Impeach Bush Arrives in the East Village - 1/1/2008 2:48:00 PM


Books by
Chris the Abducted Alien



An Angel for You - My Life in Poems, Letters and Short Stories

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Abducted Alien: A True Story of My Life and My Experience with United States Immigration

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..





Featured Book
Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo
by Deborah Frontiera

The third book of the Eric and the Enchanted Leaf series takes Eric to Austin, TX to watch the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. The printed version..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Yi Jing: The True Images of the Circular Changes (Zhou Yi)
by Alexander Goldstein

This is the first book of my trilogy entitled "The True Images, Numbers and Ideas of Changes" and written to help the diviners by the 'Yi Jing' in their interpretations. ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.