This weekend, the Freedom of Information Act turns 49 years young. In true FOIA fashion, we'll be delivering the goods a little later than you'd expect.
In 2013, the Pentagon’s inspector general determined that military information systems were vulnerable to compromise. The newly-released report found that the Defense Information Systems Agency failed to address many vulnerabilities due to outdated risk-monitoring procedures.
Pipes set long ago are prone to leaks, and gas companies and government alike are privy to the fact. Talks of new natural gas lines continue, but what of maintaining our existing ones?
The City of McKinney, Texas — which captured national attention earlier this month when a police officer pulled his gun and threw a teenage girl to the ground at a community pool — has released its guidelines on use of force by police officers. The policy does not leave decisions to the “unfettered discretion” of officers but mandates that they use only “objectively reasonable” force.
Just a few weeks ago, we asked for your help to raise the nearly $1200 that Boston City Hall wanted for the Boston 2024 Olympics emails Jonathan Cohn requested. You delivered, and we're happy to say so did City Hall.
It’s been two and a half years since I filed my first request to the NYPD for documents on drones. During that time, two mayors and two police commissioners have made public statements on drones in law enforcement. But the police department continues to fight to keep secret every shred of paper that it has on the subject.
Amidst bad data and abundant opium, threats of SIGAR staffing cuts challenge the promise of women's programs and reconstruction efforts.
There is a lot of common lore surrounding logistics of firing squads - one gun contains a blanks, executioners aim for the heart, not the head, there may be a blindfold and a cigarette. But what’s actually on the books is a bit of a mystery, and in Utah, where a shortage of lethal drugs has brought the firing squad out of retirement, no light is going to be shed on the issue anytime soon.
New Central Intelligence Agency documents shed light on the agency’s authority to partner with domestic law enforcement agencies. These procedures appear to give the green light for such programs as the development of aerial cell phone trackers in collaboration with the US Marshals.