A sexual harassment scandal leads to a FOIA lawsuit, an inquiry at the Department of the Interior gets expanded, and a 130-meter asteroid swings by Earth and almost goes unnoticed.
This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump official pressed NASA to deny climate science, documents show Mexican concessions predated tariff threats, and Chicago Police sergeant under investigation had record
In this week’s FOIA round-up, an email exchange between two White House officials and National Aeronautics and Space Administration head Jim Ridenstine show the administration asked NASA to “systematically sidestep” the “nonsense” of man-made climate change, documents reveal that Mexico had already planned immigration concessions months before tariff threat, and records show Chicago Police sergeant under investgation for alleged sexual assault had previously been reccomended for firing are investigating a transgender woman’s sexual assault claim against one of their own sergents.
Hundreds of agencies, including the FBI and ICE, have access to Ohio AG’s facial recognition platform
More than 4,500 individuals at federal and local law enforcement agencies currently have access to a facial recognition database hosted by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, including at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
How did the National Aeronautics and Space Administration handle one of the first major hacktivist incidents? Newly released records sheds light on what happened during NASA’s investigation of the 1989 WANK worm infection.