Making Government Operations More Open

Code of ethics for secrecy classification

A public code of ethics with regard to classifying government data or actions as secret should be developed. Acceptable instances of such classification should be defined as specifically as possible (e.g., "to preserve national security" is too general). Then review of the classification of specific data as secret by other government classifiers should always be done in order to ensure that the ethics code is upheld. ...more »

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Opening our past, cutting secrecy at the source

Only a few pieces of recent legislation have had any impact on the efforts to release the growing classified archives that mark the theft of our own history by the national security state. The Nazi War Crimes Records Act and the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Act have released over 15 million pages of classified documents relating to key pieces of our history, and have far outstripped the ineffective Freedom of ...more »

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set a time limit for classification review on new classified records

Whenever a new classified record is created, the person classifying it should set a time limit for when the new record should have its classification level reviewed. There should be a reasonable coherent justification for keeping records classified for lengthy periods or indefinitely. There should also be a default time period for having classified records become automatically declassified. No records should be classified ...more »

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Redirect Secret Intelligence Toward Open Democratic Intelligence

I have five longer proposals up, on Electoral, Intelligence, National Security, and Governance Reform, as well as an Open Source Agency that enables the reforms and reconnects citizens to information and power, but it has been suggested I offer a simplified variation for general consideration. 1. Stop spending $65 billion a year on secret intelligence that ignores 80% of what can be known in 183 languages (but is not ...more »

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Stop Hiding Illegal Transactions!

Audit the Federal Reserve Corporation Audit the Gold Remaining In Fort Knox Release The Redacted 21 pages of the 911 Commission Report Publicly Admonish The Secret Bush Signing on The Quebec City Declaration Publicly Admonish and Fire DHS SEC Napolitano For Publishing Fascist Documents Accusing Veterans of Terrorism That is for the first 10 minutes.....if you need more ideas on fixing the S-H-I-T! Pleas feel free to ...more »

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Disclosure of Extra-Terristrial Presence & Technology

Dear President Obama, As you have witnessed during the Presidential campaign, the subject of UFOs and ET's is no longer ridiculed and is taken very seriously by the public. Please allow your agencies (NASA, NSA, DNI, DOD, FBI, CIA, etc.) to collaborate their efforts and begin a series of public briefings to better educate and inform the public. The majority are already de-sensitized on the subject via whistle-blower ...more »

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Intelligence Reform

The secret intelligence world spends $65 billion to $75 billion (and perhaps more) per year stealing the 10-20% they care about, to provide the President, their only "real" customer, with 4% of what he needs to know. They refuse to embrace Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), calling it "Open Sores," and are totally irresponsible in failing to provide decision support to every Cabinet Department, every Agency, and every ...more »

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