28 Jun Obama seeks input on classification of records
President Obama wants your advice on how the government should keep its secrets.
A month ago, he issued a memorandum directing national security advisers to recommend ways to improve the rules by which records are classified and later opened to the public. Starting Monday, tech-savvy citizens as well as federal officials will be able to weigh in on the complicated debate.
Beth Noveck, head of the White House’s open government project, said yesterday that a blog dedicated to suggestions about the classification process will be set up on WhiteHouse.gov, where the open government project has been accepting ideas over the past month for how agencies can be more transparent. Suggestions from the blog will be considered for the final recommendations sent to the president.
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