Congressional Research Service voices concerns about federal open government initiative

The Congressional Research Service has not been sold on the Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative. A recently updated report criticized the effort for offering more data to the public but not granting transparency about how the government functions.

The report also noted that while increased public participation could help produce positive outcomes, it could also reduce the speed of government action and cause security and privacy concerns. -db

From Secrecy News, February 14, 2011 by Steven Aftergood.

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