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Thomas S. Blanton
Director
National Security Archive at GWU
Washington, DC

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
nsarchiv@gwu.edu
George Washington University
Suite 701 - Gelman Library
Washington, DC 20037
Work: 202-994-7000


Photo Linked From: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/images/bio/thomas_blanton.jpg

Summary:
premier FOIA user / foundation-supported

From the National Security Archives website:

An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. The Archive won the 1999 George Polk Award, one of U.S. journalism's most prestigious prizes, for--in the words of the citation--"piercing the self-serving veils of government secrecy, guiding journalists in the search for the truth and informing us all."

The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University has written a profile of Tom Blanton.

FROM THE BBC, Jan. 27, 2006:
The National Security Archive obtained a declassified Pentagon "Information Operations Roadmap" using the Freedom of Information Act. Officials in the Pentagon wrote it in 2003. The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, signed it. The "roadmap" calls for a far-reaching overhaul of the military's ability to conduct information operations and electronic warfare. And, in some detail, it makes recommendations for how the US armed forces should think about this new, virtual warfare. LINK TO ARTICLE / ALTERNATE LINK
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http://news.com.com/Freedom+of+information+Uncle+Sam%2C+get+it+right/2010-1028_3-6170879.html?tag=html.alert
http://www.commondreams.org/news2006/0120-07.htm