Monday, July 03, 2006

Push for Government Openness

On Right and Left, a Push for Government Openness
By JASON DePARLE (NYTimes-July 2,2006)
A plan for a public online database of U.S. spending has
drawn support from both conservatives and liberals....

The push for openness runs counter to the trend of increased secrecy among government officials who cite the need to protect national security. Criticizing that trend, Mr. Tapscott said, "people in the Pentagon, like bureaucrats everywhere, overclassify too much because of the basic instinct to protect yourself."