From The Washington Post: In his first inaugural address, President Obama said that “those of us who manage the public’s dollars” will “do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.”
And he issued a memo to all department and agency heads instructing them that “my administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”
But maybe the message hasn’t quite sunk in everywhere.
Take, for example, the tussle ProPublica, the online investigative organization, has been having with the State Department over a list of maybe 100 “special government employees” (SGE) working there. (SGEs were created 50 years ago so experts with outside jobs could work part-time in government — with or without pay.)
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