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Freedom Of Information Act (United States)
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.[1][2] This amendment was signed into law by President Lyndon B
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National Security
National security
National security
refers to the security of a nation state, including its citizens, economy, and institutions, and is regarded as a duty of government. Originally conceived as protection against military attack, national security is now widely understood to include non-military dimensions, including economic security, energy security, environmental security, food security, cyber security etc. Similarly, national security risks include, in addition to the actions of other nation states, action by violent non-state actors, narcotic cartels, and multinational corporations, and also the effects of natural disasters. Governments rely on a range of measures, including political, economic, and military power, as well as diplomacy to enforce national security
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Cold War
The Cold War
Cold War
was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
(the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc
Western Bloc
(the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine, a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism, was announced, and either 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe, or 1991, when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
collapsed
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United States Postal Service
The United States
United States
Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States
United States
Constitution. The U.S. Mail
Mail
traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
was appointed the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin's operation, elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and transformed in 1971 into the U.S. Postal Service as an independent agency. The USPS as of February 2015 has 617,254 active employees and operated 211,264 vehicles in 2014
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Gerald R. Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States
United States
from August 1974 to January 1977. Prior to his accession to the presidency he served as the 40th Vice President of the United States
United States
from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office. His 895 day-long presidency is the shortest in U.S. history for any president who did not die in office. Born Leslie Lynch King Jr in Omaha, Nebraska, he attended the University of Michigan
Michigan
and Yale Law School. After the Attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve
U.S. Naval Reserve
from 1942 to 1946 leaving as lieutenant commander. Ford began his political career in 1949 as the U.S
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White House Chief Of Staff
The White House Chief of Staff
White House Chief of Staff
has traditionally been the highest-ranking employee of the White House. The chief of staff's position is a modern successor to the earlier role of the president's private secretary. The role was formalized as the Assistant to the President in 1946 and acquired its current name in 1961. The Chief of Staff is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the President; it does not require Senate confirmation. John F. Kelly
John F. Kelly
is the current Chief of Staff, succeeding Reince Priebus on July 31, 2017.[1]Contents1 History 2 Role 3 In popular culture 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The duties of the White House chief of staff vary greatly from one administration to another and, in fact, there is no legal requirement that the president even fill the position
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Office Of Legal Counsel
The Office of Legal Counsel
Office of Legal Counsel
(OLC) is an office in the United States Department of Justice that assists the Attorney General's position as legal adviser to the President and all executive branch agencies.Contents1 History 2 Responsibilities 3 List of Assistant Attorneys General in charge of OLC 4 In the news 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Office of Legal Counsel
Office of Legal Counsel
was created in 1934 by an act of US Congress, as part of a larger reorganization of executive branch administrative agencies. It was first headed by an assistant solicitor general. In 1951, Attorney General J. Howard McGrath
J. Howard McGrath
made it a division led by an assistant attorney, and named it the Executive Adjudications Division
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Breach Of Privacy
Privacy law refers to the laws that deal with the regulating, storing, and using of personally identifiable information of individuals, which can be collected by governments, public or private organizations, or by other individuals. Privacy laws are considered in the context of an individual's privacy rights or within reasonable expectation of privacy.[citation needed]Contents1 Classification of privacy laws 2 International legal standards on privacy 3 Privacy laws by country3.1 Australia 3.2 Bahamas 3.3 Belize 3.4 Brazil 3.5 Canada 3.6 China 3.7 Fiji 3.8 France 3.9 Germany 3.10 Greece 3.11 Hong Kong 3.12 India 3.13 Ireland 3.14 Jamaica 3.15 Japan 3.16 Kenya 3.17 Mexico 3.18 New Zealand 3.19 Nigeria 3.20 Philippines 3.21 Russia 3.22 Singapore 3.23 South Africa 3.24 Sweden 3.25 Switzerland 3.26 United Kingdom 3.27 United States 3.28 Uzbekistan 3.29 Countries without official data privacy laws4 See also 5 References 6 External linksClassification of pri
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Executive Order (United States)
In the United States, an executive order is a directive issued by the President of the United States
United States
that manages operations of the federal government, and have the force of law.[1] The legal or constitutional basis for executive orders has multiple sources. Article Two of the United States
United States
Constitution gives the president broad executive and enforcement authority to use their discretion to determine how to enforce the law or to otherwise manage the resources and staff of the executive branch
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George W. Bush
Governor of TexasGovernorship43rd President of the United StatesPresidencyTimelinePoliciesDomestic Economic ForeignBush Doctrine International tripsLegislation & Programs Pardons SpaceAppointmentsCabinet Judicial AppointmentsFirst termCampaign for the Presidency2000 General election Primaries Bush v. Gore Florida1st inaugurationSeptember 11 attacks War on TerrorismWar in Afghanistan Invasion of IraqEmail controversySecond termRe-election campaign2004 General election Primaries2nd inaugurationWar in Iraq State of the Union, 2006 2007 Iraq
Iraq
surgeDismissal of U.S
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United States Government
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D)Co
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Barack Obama
Pre-presidency Illinois
Illinois
State Senator 2004 DNC keynote address U.S
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Omnibus Bill
An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers a number of diverse or unrelated topics. Omnibus is derived from Latin and means "for everything". An omnibus bill is a single document that is accepted in a single vote by a legislature but packages together several measures into one or combines diverse subjects. Because of their large size and scope, omnibus bills limit opportunities for debate and scrutiny. Historically, omnibus bills have sometimes been used to pass controversial amendments
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Title 50 Of The United States Code
Title 50 of the United States Code
United States Code
outlines the role of War and National Defense in the United States Code.Chapter 1: Council of National Defense Chapter 2: Board of Ordnance and Fortification Chapter 3: Alien Enemies Chapter 4: Espionage Chapter 4a: Photographing, Sketching, Mapping, Etc., Defensive Installations Chapter 4b: Disclosure of Classified Information Chapter 4c: Atomic Weapons and Speci
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Defense Intelligence Agency
The Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
(DIA) is an external intelligence service of the United States
United States
federal government specializing in defense and military intelligence. A component of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Intelligence Community (IC), DIA informs national civilian and defense policymakers about the military intentions and capabilities of foreign governments and non-state actors
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Redaction
Redaction
Redaction
is a form of editing in which multiple source texts are combined (redacted) and altered slightly to make a single document. Often this is a method of collecting a series of writings on a similar theme and creating a definitive and coherent work. The term is also used to describe removal of some document content, replacing it typically with black rectangles which indicate the removal,[1] although this usage was not documented by authorities such as the Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
as of 2016[update],[2] though earlier editions gave only this definition.[3] For example, originally classified documents released under freedom of information legislation may have sensitive information redacted in this way
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