Moving Toward a 21st Century Right to Know Agenda: Recommendations to President-elect Obama and Congress

Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher: OMB Watch (Organization : U.S.)


Research Area: Government

Type: Report


OMB Watch convened a group of hundreds of individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum to put together recommendations on government openness, information, and other transparency issues. The recommendations stress the need for the Obama administration and Congress to move the federal government's information disclosure and sharing policies and processes into the 21st century, which includes the efficient, effective use of modern Internet technologies. The recommendations fall into three categories: National Security and Secrecy; Usability of Information; and Creating a Government Environment for Transparency.