secrecy {fragments}

~ musings on secrecy ~

Secrecy News

Secrecy News, published since 2000 by the Project on Government Secrecy, Federation of American Scientists, is compiled and written by Project Director Steve Aftergood. Before Secrecy News, there was Secrecy & Government Bulletin, snail mailed to subscribers from 1993-2000.  Both publications are free via the FAS Web site.

I mention these important publications for several reasons:  first, Secrecy News and its earlier incarnation Secrecy & Government Bulletin, offer an excellent opportunity for students of secrecy to follow government secrecy trends, politics, people,  and policies across administrations, agencies, and agendas. I think of both publications as not only “indexes” to the gov secrecy literature but a doorway into the grey literature in providing  the not-so-public Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS Reports to Congress are also available through Open CRS) and access to little known federal agency publications.

Consider supporting FAS for the fantastic public service they provide by offering these valuable research materials. (BTW, I don’t work for them!)


** The grey literature is defined as “Information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body.” (International Committee on the Grey Literature, Luxembourg, 1997, Expanded in New York, 2004)