Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)
- Homepage: http://www.fas.org/sgp/isoo/
February 2002: "The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) oversees the security classification programs in both Government and industry, and reports to the President annually on their status." http://www.fas.org/sgp/isoo/
June 2007: Bill Leonard, head of the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), told Waxman’s staff that Cheney’s office has refused to provide his staff with details regarding classified documents or submit to a routine inspection as required by presidential order, according to Waxman.http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/06/cheney-power-gr.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Organization May 7, 2004 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) J. William "Bill" Leonard Person May 7, 2004
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 23, 2007 Bush claims oversight exemption too: The White House says the president's own order on classified data does not apply to his office or the vice president's.
QUOTE: The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney's office, President Bush's office is not allowing an independent federal watchdog to oversee its handling of classified national security information.
Los Angeles Times Jun 21, 2007 Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don’t Apply to Him
QUOTE: Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney.
ABC News May 07, 2004 Bush Apologizes, Calls Abuse 'Stain' on Nation: A Stain on Our Country's Honor And Our Country's Reputation'
QUOTE: "I told him [King Abdullah] I was sorry for the humiliation suffered by the Iraqi prisoners, and the humiliation suffered by their families," Bush said. "
Washington Post May 19, 2001 DOE Puts Declassification Into Reverse: Reviewers Combing Historic Files At Archives for Data to Reclassify As Secret
QUOTE: The Energy Department censors arrived in force at the offices of the Nixon Presidential Materials Project the morning after a tiny news item in the March 28 Washington Post said that records of the late president's National Security Council were about to be made public.
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