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BREAKING NEWS — ASAP Announces The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship
ASAP President Amy Bennett is pleased to announce that this year ASAP is offering The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship. We strongly encourage all ASAP members to review the information and support student efforts by sponsoring a student to write a 500 word essay on "Why the FOIA, Information Access, or Privacy Matters to Them." The deadline for essay receipt by ASAP is June 15. ...read more

BREAKING NEWS — TRAINING
The ASAP National Training Conference is confirmed for July 27-29 in Arlington, Virginia. The Planning Committee chaired by Scott Hodes is fast at work developing the program. Do you have educational session ideas? Send them to asap@accesspro.org! Watch for logistical details coming next month.

Sarah English Recognized
Congratulations, ASAP Board Director Sarah English! Last week, the Department of Defense held a recognition ceremony for model civil liberties programs and among the agencies honored was the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. DoD's Deputy Chief Management Officer and civil liberties officer, David Tillotson III, presented the awards. PFPA Chief of Staff, Brian McGill, was there with Sarah English, the Agency's Privacy Officer, to accept the award noting that "protecting those who protect our nation necessarily involves safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII) and ensuring the rights and liberties of all of our citizens. Sarah has done a remarkable job to develop and implement a model civil liberties program that ensures we meet our legal and ethical obligations."

ASAP Training and Activity Update for 2015
The ASAP Board of Directors had its first meeting on January 29 and oved forward on a number of programs and training. Now, for a quick recap of the exciting things coming down the pike: ... read more

ASAP Announces 2015 Board of Directors
On behalf of the ASAP Nominating Committee (Chair Anne Weismann, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington; Cindy Allard, Department of Defense; Harry Hammitt, Access Reports, Inc.; Dawn Kral, Office of Special Counsel and Patrice McDermott, Openthegovernment.org), we thank those of you who voted in the Board of Directors elections. We received over a 12% response which is a very good return ... read more

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