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About Editor Harry Hammitt

Harry Hammitt Lawyer and journalist Harry Hammitt brings to Access Reports more than two decades of experience as a specialist in the field of freedom of information and privacy law. He is former president of the American Society of Access Professionals and is currently a board member of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, a non-profit citizens' organization trying to improve the state's Freedom of Information Act. He is the author of numerous articles for specialized journals such as Quill and Government Executive and served as "access" columnist for the monthly magazine Government Technology. Hammitt is often quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications as the nation's leading expert on access issues. He was inducted into the FOI Hall of Fame at the Freedom Forum in Arlington VA in 2001.

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