Gov’t Docs on the Web: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 24, 2006

Follow-up to February 22, 2006 posting, Agency Documents Increasingly Withheld From Public Access Through Sensitive Designation, see this press release the same day from NARA:

  • “As part of an ongoing review of the reclassification of documents at the National Archives, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein said, “Inappropriate declassification can subject our citizens, our democratic institutions, our homeland security, and our interactions with foreign nations to potential harm. Inappropriate classification (and reclassification) needlessly disrupts the free flow of information and can undermine our democratic principles which require that the American people be informed of the activities of their Government. This is not an either/or challenge. Deliberate, continuous effort is required to succeed at both. The American people expect and deserve nothing less and the National Archives is determined to fulfill its role in this process.”
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