Classified Documents and Government Secrecy

Classified Information Policy and Executive Order 13526
Congressional Research Service

Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information
Congressional Research Service

Email Memorandum from the OMB General Counsel to other Agency General Counsels Concerning Wikileaks: Model Agency Notice to Employees
(courtesy Talking Points Memo)

Model Notice to Employees and Contractors Concerning the Safeguarding of Classified Information
Office of Management and Budget

Memorandum – WikiLeaks – Mishandling of Classified Information
Office of Management and Budget (November 28, 2010)

Memorandum – Initial Assessments of Safeguarding and Counterintelligence Postures for Classified National Security Information in Automated Systems
Office of Management and Budget (January 3, 2011)

Hearing on the Espionage Act and the Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by WikiLeaks

Video Archive:

Witness Testimony:

  • Abbe D. Lowell, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington, DC
  • Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC
  • Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor and Former Dean.
    University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Gabriel Schoenfeld, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, New York, NY
  • Thomas S. Blanton, Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University
    Washington, DC
  • Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
    Washington, DC
  • Ralph Nader, Legal Advocate and Author, Washington, DC (No Written Testimony Submitted)

News and Opinion

Wikileaks Frequently Asked Questions

Shrink the Classification System
Stephen Aftergood, Secrecy News, FAS Project on Government Secrecy

Publishing Classified Information: A Review of Relevant Statutes
Stephen Aftergood, Secrecy News, FAS Project on Government Secrecy

U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy Against Wikileaks Founder
New York Times

Keeping Secrets WikiSafe
New York Times

WikiLeaks cable dump reveals flaws of State Department’s information-sharing tool
Washington Post

U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks
New York Times

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