Small Business Advocacy Group Takes Pentagon to Court

From Project on Government Oversight:

In an ongoing effort to document the extent to which large businesses are winning federal small business contracts, the American Small Business League (ASBL) has filed another lawsuit to force the government to turn over contracting data.

This time, ASBL is seeking an injunction to compel the Department of Defense (DoD) to respond to its March 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for small business subcontracting reports on federal contracts with Hewlett-Packard. DoD denied the request on the ground that the reports, which are submitted to measure compliance with the Small Business Act, contain trade secrets and other sensitive financial details.