Congressionally-Direct Homeland Defense and Civil Support Threat Information Collection   [open pdf - 5MB]

"The objective of this effort was to collect and analyze all applicable non-release statutory provisions associated with the 'open government' laws of all 50 states since September 11, 2001, in order to create a full understanding that will not only inform the public as to the actions of the states in this regard but also to assist federal, state, and local government employees, to include policy makers, in better safeguarding critical infrastructure and information systems while complying with security policies that assure the fullest level of public access to information. In addition, the comprehensive study included a first ever compilation of the nonrelease provisions from four nations facing serious terrorism threats -- Israel, Colombia, France, and the United Kingdom. The primary byproducts of the study consisted of two published books. Entitled: 'State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post- 9/11 World,' the first and most significant of the two books is a complete state-by-state guide containing all non-release statutes of the 50 states as well as selected changes in national public information laws in Colombia, France, Israel, and the United Kingdom. The second book, 'Selected Essays on State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post-9/11 World (2208),' details the opinions from leading subject matter experts on the information provided in the first book . All aspects of the study are available to public access in printed or electronic formats."

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