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2008 National FOI Day conference: Agenda

March 14, 2008
“Toward a More Open Government: Opportunities & Obstacles”



The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

  • Also see National FOI Day information page.

    8 a.m. — Continental breakfast

    8:30 a.m. — Welcome and introductions

    8:45 a.m. — Presentation

      Introduction:
    • Ronald Collins, First Amendment Center

    • Speaker:
    • J. William Leonard, former director, Information Security Oversight Office

    • “A New Balancing Test for Government Secrecy: How Excessive Classification Undermines National Security”

    9:45 a.m. — Panel Discussion: “The New FOIA Law: Good News / Bad News”

    10:45 a.m. — Break

    10:55 a.m. — Panel discussion: “Infrastructure Safety & Public Information”

    11:55 a.m. — Break

    12:05 p.m. — Lunch

    1 p.m. — James Madison Award

    1:30 p.m. — Luncheon program: “Secrecy in an Open Society”

      Introduction:
    • Ronald Collins

    • Interviewer:
    • Tony Mauro, Legal Times, American Lawyer Media

    • Interviewee:
    • James E. Baker, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

    2:35 p.m. — Book signings

  • 3 p.m. — Adjourn



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