OMB policy on posting information sparks debate By Jason Miller, Government Computer News, 12/23/05.
The Office of Management and Budget’s new policy asking agencies to improve how they disseminate public information is at the heart of a larger battle over how much categorization is needed to make government information publicly accessible.
Patrice McDermott, deputy director for government relations for the American Library Association, said:
“Essentially, what OMB appears to be saying is, for information you want to make publicly accessible, if you put it on your Web site or post it electronically, you have fulfilled all requirements of law….That is not true. That is not the spirit or intent of the law.”
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