Journalists to EPA: No More Anonymous Conference Calls

Society of Environmental Journalists calls for end to background conference calls
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy / AP

A journalist organization is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of “background” or anonymous conference calls between administration officials and reporters, arguing the agency’s insistence on not being quoted runs contrary to the mission of journalism.

Spy Chief Sued Over Adviser’s Ties to Chinese Spies

Top DNI staffer had ties to accused Chinese spy group Huawei Technologies
Huawei

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been sued by an advocacy group seeking the release of internal documents of a top intelligence adviser who was also working with a controversial Chinese technology company that has been identified as a potential espionage threat.

Judicial Watch Sues Navy for FOIA Policies

Watchdog had FOIAed Navy’s FOIA request policy
AP

A watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Navy for failing to turn over records on how it processes FOIA requests.

Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit after the Navy failed to respond to its FOIA request for more than three months. Judicial Watch is seeking any policies or directives regarding how the Navy handles FOIA requests.