nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: Brennan Center for Justice presents “Curbing Needless Secrecy: Reducing Overclassificaiton through Accountability” (Oct. 5th, at the National Press Club)

RSVP’s are required for this one, at the address indicated below:

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Curbing Needless Secrecy: Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability

Classification is one of the most important tools our government has to keep us safe. But what happens when too much information is classified, making it difficult to determine what secrets are truly important?

Please join the Brennan Center for Justice as it unveils its latest report, Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability, which finds that unnecessary classification has reached epidemic proportions, harming democratic decision making and national security alike. The Brennan Center’s report analyzes the causes of overclassification and proposes a solution that would introduce accountability for classification decisions into the system.

The Center will host a lunch-time discussion featuring a number of classification insiders and experts, including:

  • Scott Shane (moderator), New York Times national security reporter
  • Hon. Christopher Shays, former Congressman from Connecticut, former chair of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
  • Martin C. Faga, chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board, the president’s advisory committee on classification
  • J. William Leonard, former director of the Information Security Oversight Office from 2002 to 2007
  • Elizabeth Goitein, co-author of Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability

Lunch will be served.

October 5, 2011
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

RSVP to Kimberly Lubrano at kimberly.lubrano or 646-292-8342.

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law | 161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor | New York, NY 10013 | 646.292.8310 phone | 212.463.47308 fax | brennancenter


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