Director of the National Security Archive since 1992.
· Series editor of the Archive’s award-winning Web, CD, book, and microform publications totaling more than 500,000 pages of declassified documents.
· Deputy Director of National Security Archive.
· First Director of Planning & Research at the National Security Archive, beginning in 1986.
· Filed FOIA request and then lawsuit (w/Public Citizen Litigation Group) that forced the release of Oliver North's Iran-contra diaries in 1990.
· Filed his first Freedom of Information Act request in 1976 as a weekly newspaper reporter in Minnesota, and many hundreds after that.
· Founding editorial board member of freedominfo.org, the virtual network of international freedom of information advocates.
· Serves on the editorial board of H-DIPLO, diplomatic history electronic bulletin board, & on board of directors of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
White House E-Mail: The Top Secret Computer Messages the Reagan-Bush White House Tried to Destroy (1995); Co-author, The Chronology (1987) on the Iran-contra affair, and served as a contributing author to three editions of the ACLU’s authoritative guide, Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, and to the Brookings Institution study Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 (1998).
The Archive won the George Polk Award in April 2000 for “piercing self-serving veils of government secrecy.” He won the 2005 Emmy Award for outstanding news and documentary research.
Harvard University graduate; Editor of The Harvard Crimson, also won Harvard's 1979 Newcomen Prize in history.
From Bogalusa, LA
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