Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the non-profit Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and also the recipient of AALL’s 2006 Public Access to Government Information Award, today announced that the U.S. Army has responded favorably to a FOIA request filed last week by the FAS for a copy of or, alternatively, renewed public access to the online Reimer Digital Library. This important collection of unclassified field and technical manuals and documents had been removed from public access on February 6 and placed behind a password-protected firewall. According to Aftergood, FAS will withdraw the FOIA request as soon as the Reimer Digital Library becomes publicly accessible once again. Kudos to Steve Aftergood and the Federation of American Scientists!
[Posted by Mary Alice Baish]