Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Public Access to Contracts

In a previous post, we alerted you to the Government's initiative to make Government contracts available on-line for the public to view. You can read that post here.

Now the Federal Times has posted an article on some of the concerns, if not alarm, that contractors are expressing. You can read that article here.

The concerns are two-fold. While the Government is committed to protecting contractors' proprietary, confidential commercial or financial information, no one has yet figured out a way to process contracts in a fair, equitable, cost effective, and efficient manner. Secondly, its not clear who will be responsible for redacting contracts for sensitive information - the Government or contractors or both?. Who will adjudicate is there are disagreements?

This is going to be a real lively debate. Stay tuned.

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