Welcome to the roundup of notable coverage and announcements from the Niskanen Center for the week of Friday, August 28.


The Niskanen Center’s Ryan Hagemann wrote for The Hill about which government agencies encrypt data and which do not. In the article, Mr. Hagemann outlines the contrast between security agencies such as the FBI, which rails against encryption, and other agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, which encourages the use of encryption.

Mr. Hagemann was also featured in Watchdog, discussing the varying degrees of transparency throughout the government. He outlines various cases, from the Clinton email scandal to a court case in Connecticut, that demonstrate promises by government officials for transparency and accountability are usually just buzz words, not practically implemented policies.