H.R. 6193, The 'Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008': Hearing Before the subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, June 11, 2008 [open pdf - 272KB]
From the opening statement of Jane Harman: "The subcommittee is meeting today to receive testimony on H.R. 6193, the 'Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008.' From the start of the 110th Congress, this subcommittee has focused on two huge obstacles to accurate, actionable and timely information-sharing: first, our Nation's broken classification system; and, second, the explosion in the number and use of 'sensitive but unclassified' control markings. Later today, the subcommittee will take legislative action to address these twin problems with a markup of H.R. 4806, the 'Reducing Overclassification Act of 2007,' and a new bill that is the subject of today's hearing. Last Thursday, Dave Reichert and I were joined by six other members of the Homeland Security Committee in introducing H.R. 6193, the Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008,' the so-called IPAD Act. The IPAD Act will give life to the newly released Controlled Unclassified Information Framework - that is a mouthful - prepared by the program manager of the information-sharing environment, Ambassador Ted McNamara, who is well-known to this subcommittee and who testified before us on this subject last spring." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jane Harman, David G. Reichert, Meredith Fuchs, Patrice McDermott, Caroline Fredrickson, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Serial No. 110-121
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