Full disclosure: FGI got a favorable mention in the resource list that accompanies this article.
Shhh!!: Keeping Current on Government Secrecy is an article by Laura Gordon-Murnane that appears in the January 2006 issue of Searcher.
This article provides a thoughtful look at the expense of government secrecy, both in terms of money and lost opportunities to protect the country.
Ms. Gordon-Murane also catalogs numerous removals of government publications and other information, showing once again why a simple “If you post it to your web site, consider it published” policy is a bad idea.
Almost as valuable as the article itself is the attached “list of Web sites, blogs, listservs, and newsletters that could help clients needing access to government documents but who might experience difficulty locating that information.” There are some sites I wasn’t familar with and will spend some time exploring.
An article of value to both beginner and experts looking for what’s new in the struggle for government openness.