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Project on Government Secrecy   From 1991 to 2021,
the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
worked to challenge excessive government secrecy and
to promote public oversight in national security affairs

This is the archived site of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy (1991-2021).

It is no longer actively maintained. Selected Project resources are available below.

Secrecy News (2000-2021)

Secrecy & Government Bulletin (1991-2000)

State Secrets Privilege: Rulings and Resources

Invention Secrecy

Department of Defense Secrecy Policy: Selected Resources

Intelligence Secrecy Policy: Selected Resources

Declassification Advisory Panels

Trump Administration Secrecy Policy

Obama Administration Secrecy Policy

GW Bush Administration Secrecy Policy

Clinton Administration Secrecy Policy

Eprints: Perspectives on Secrecy


The Project was directed by Steven Aftergood with the support of grants from the Open Society Foundations, the CS Fund, the Bauman Foundation, the Stewart R. Mott Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the HKH Foundation, the Rockefeller Family Fund, and others.

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