From Secrecy News:
2007 INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION BILL STALLED
For the second year in a row, the U.S. Senate may fail to enact an intelligence authorization bill, effectively neutering the intelligence oversight process."The failure of the Senate to pass intelligence authorization for 2 years threatens to erode the ability of the Intelligence Committee to carry out the mission assigned to it by the Senate," said Sen. JayRockefeller (D-WV), the ranking member of the Committee, in a floor statement.
In an effort to compel Senate action on the intelligence bill, Sen.Rockefeller introduced an amendment that would strip out language in the Defense Appropriations bill that provides a nominal authorization for continuing intelligence activities.
See September 6 statements by Sen. Rockefeller and Sen. DianneFeinstein here: http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2006_cr/s090606.html
DHS LISTS "SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION" TITLES
In an attempt to limit unnecessary controls on unclassified information, Congress last year required the Department of Homeland Security to identify by title all DHS documents that were marked as "Sensitive Security Information" (SSI) that may not be publicly disclosed.
In response, the first DHS report to Congress listed approximately one thousand titles that had been marked as SSI between October 1 and December 31, 2005.
A copy of that report has just been released with minor redactions in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Federation of American Scientists.
See "Department of Homeland Security Documents Designated in Their Entirety as Sensitive Security Information (SSI), October 1 ThruDecember 31, 2005" (3.5 MB PDF):