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Secrecy News -- 05/07/07

From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood.nul>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 14:40:06 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 07:05:49 -0400
Subject: Secrecy News -- 05/07/07


SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2007, Issue No. 48
May 7, 2007

Secrecy News Blog: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

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**	ARMY DOCUMENTS POSTED "ILLEGALLY," ARMY SAYS
**	THE EVOLUTION OF ARMY OPSEC
**	ARMY UPDATES REGULATION ON INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
**	SELECTED CRS REPORTS


ARMY DOCUMENTS POSTED "ILLEGALLY," ARMY SAYS

A U.S. Army official told the Federation of American Scientists
that Army documents on the FAS web site had been published by
FAS "illegally" and must be removed.

"There are only 5 Official Army Publications Sites," wrote
Cheryl Clark of the U.S. Army Publications Directorate in a May
4 email message. "You are not one of them."

"You can link to our publications, but you cannot host them,"
she wrote.

Furthermore, she indicated, a recent Army Regulation on
"Operations Security" (first published by Wired News and
mirrored on the FAS site) was "not intended for Public release."

"Please remove this publication immediately or further action
will be taken," Ms. Clark warned.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2007/05/sa050707.html#req

"I have considered your request that we remove Army publications
from the Federation of American Scientists web site," I
responded today. "I have decided not to comply."

By law the Army cannot copyright its publications, the response
explained. Nor is FAS, a non-governmental organization, subject
to internal Army regulations on information policy.

"Accordingly, our publications are not illegal nor in violation
of any applicable regulation."

http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2007/05/sa050707.html

To eliminate potential confusion, we added a disclaimer to our
Army doctrine web page indicating that the FAS collection of
Army records is not an official Army source, and directing
readers to several such official sites.


THE EVOLUTION OF ARMY OPSEC

The recent evolution of Army operations security (OPSEC) policy
can be traced from the 1995 regulation on the subject--

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar530-1-1995.pdf

to the 2005 revision--

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar530-1-2005.pdf

to the latest iteration of April 2007--

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar530-1.pdf

In response to reporting by Noah Shachtman of Wired News and the
Danger Room blog, the Army issued a Fact Sheet on May 2
asserting that Army OPSEC policy on military blogging was
unchanged:

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/army/blog050207.pdf


ARMY UPDATES REGULATION ON INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES

The U.S. Army issued an updated regulation governing its conduct
of intelligence activities, including domestic surveillance
policy and practice.

The new regulation makes several technical changes and rescinds
the "For Official Use Only" status of the prior edition.

See "U.S. Army Intelligence Activities," Army Regulation 381-10,
May 3, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar381-10.pdf

For comparison, the prior edition, dated 22 November 2005, may
be found here:

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar381-10-2005.pdf


SELECTED CRS REPORTS

Some noteworthy new (or newly updated) publications of the
Congressional Research Service that have not otherwise been made
available to the public online include the following.

"FY2007 Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, Foreign
Affairs, and Other Purposes," updated May 2, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33900.pdf

"Congressional Authority To Limit U.S. Military Operations in
Iraq," updated April 24, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33837.pdf

"Presidential Signing Statements: Constitutional and
Institutional Implications," updated April 13, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33667.pdf

"Clinical Trials Reporting and Publication," updated April 27,
2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32832.pdf

"Nuclear Warheads: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program and
the Life Extension Program," updated April 4, 2007:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33748.pdf



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