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David Burnham — a former investigative reporter with The New York Times, a part of President Johnson's Crime Commission, a pioneering information journalist, along with the co-founder along with co-director of this Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University — is the author of 3 novels. Originally published by Random House and Scribner and made available in 2015 by Open Road Media, the books investigate the most effective forces from the federal government, beginning in 1983 with the growth of the Computer State. Long prior to the revelations of Edward Snowden, the book included a chapter about the National Security Agency, which Burnham explained as “the ultimate computer bureaucracy. ”

Burnham began as a reporter at 1958, working for UPI, Newsweek, CBS and other organizations. From 1968 to 1986, he was an investigative reporter with The New York Times in New York and Washington, with his policy focusing on authorities, regulatory and surveillance problems. His most recent publication, “Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice,” was published by Scribner in January 1996. His investigative book on the Internal Revenue Service, “A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics and the IRS,” was published in 1990 by Random House. A third book, “The Rise of the Computer State,” has been published in 1984. All three novels are now available on Amazon in a variety of formats such as the new digital editions offered by Open Road.

Burnham is now a research professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he also directs a research centre dedicated to using data to truly know the workings of government agencies such as the IRS, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, and the Justice Department. Visit to find out more.

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