THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES RICHARD K. FOX AND ELLEN HUME TO THE COMMISSION ON PROTECTING AND REDUCING GOVERNMENT SECRECY
The President today announced his intent to appoint Richard K. Fox and Ellen Hume to the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy.
Richard K. Fox of the District of Columbia is a distinguished former Foreign Service officer who was named as Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago by President Carter, and subsequently served as Deputy Inspector General of the Department of State. Ambassador Fox is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Meridian International Center. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University.
Ellen Hume of the District of Columbia is a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Studies. She has distinguished herself with research in how journalism affects politics and policy making. In addition to her research and writing, she also is a regular panelist on CNN's "Reliable Sources" program. Previously, Ms. Hume was a White House and Political Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, as well as a National Reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Hume received a B.A. in American History from Radcliffe College.
The Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy is authorized for two years to conduct an investigation into all matters pertaining to legislation, executive order, regulation, practice, or procedure, regarding classified national security information or the granting of security clearances.