12.08.09

Comment On On The Obama Administration’s Transparency Directive

“I commend President Obama for issuing an historic directive on government transparency, participation and collaboration that will make our government more accessible and accountable to the American people.  I am particularly pleased that, for the first time, the public will have immediate access to government data that for too long had been shielded from view by excessive secrecy and outdated technologies.    

“From the start of his transition to the White House, I urged President Obama to make a clear commitment to open government.  By issuing this directive, the President is taking another step away from the overreaching secrecy of the last administration.  Today’s directive is a good and important step towards greater transparency.  But, there is much more work to do to fulfill the promise to the American people to make our government more open and accountable than it has ever been in our nation’s history.”

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