Prepublication review is important, but based on my experiences at the FBI, some modifications to that process would help reviewers, reviewees and the American public.
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On Tuesday, former intelligence and military officials filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's pre-publication review process, which requires former personnel to submit public writing for review before publication. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, is available in full here and below.
Having recently gone through the prepublication review process, I’d like to offer my own thoughts on the process—which I’d give a mixed review—along with suggestions for evaluation criteria that should be helpful in assessing any overdue reform initiatives
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) directs the DNI to clean up pre-publication review.
We propose an alternate standard for prepublication review to accommodate the interests of both the reviewed and the reviewer, but the standard still requires significant independent oversight to prevent abuse.
The lifetime pre-publication review process applies to nearly every former government employee or contractor who has held a TS/SCI security clearance. How did the mess of overbroad and inconsistent regulations come to be?
Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway highlight additional problems with government’s broken prepublication review process.