8 Nov, 2012
Government Transparency and Secrecy: An Examination of Meaning and Its Use in the Executive Branch [November 8, 2012]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Ginsberg, Wendy R.; Carey, Maeve P.; Halchin, L. Elaine
"This report examines statutes, initiatives, and other items that seek to make information more available to the public as well as those that seek to protect certain information from release to the public. This report examines transparency and secrecy from the standpoint of how the public historically has and can currently access government information. It also explores the statutes and policies in place to ensure the protection of certain information from public release. The report then describes existing powers, authorities, and initiatives that promote transparency or protect federal records from public release. Finally, this report analyzes whether existing transparency initiatives are effective in reaching their stated goals."
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    Ginsberg, Wendy R.
    Carey, Maeve P.
    Halchin, L. Elaine
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Report for Congress, R42817
  • Date
    8 Nov, 2012
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Via E-mail
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  • Media Type
  • Subject
    Politics and government
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Report for Congress, R42817

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