May 17, 2002 letter to OMB Director Mitchell Daniels, Jr. supporting policies to put government contracts on the Internet for public inspection.

May 17, 2002

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Director
Office of Management and Budget
Executive Office Building
17th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20503

Dear Mr. Daniels:

We are writing to express our continued interest in efforts by OMB to
provide greater public access to federal government contracts on the
Internet.  We understand that your staff is engaged in a review of steps
that might be undertaken to facilitate the routine placement of federal
government contracts on the Internet, including for example, standard
requirements that persons who enter into such contracts provide an
electronic verison that is redacted and ready to make available on the
Internet.  We strongly support efforts to move this proposal forward.


James Love, Director
Consumer Project on Technology
P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036

Mark Tapscott
Center for Media and Public Policy
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-608-6155 (FAX: 202-544-6979)

Mark Cooper
Consumer Federation of America
Washington, DC

Steven Aftergood
Project Director
Federation of American Scientists
phone: 202-454-4691
fax: 202-675-1010

Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Charles N. Davis
Executive Director, Freedom of Information Center
Assistant Professor, News-Editorial
Missouri School of Journalism
76G Gannett
Columbia, MO 65211-1200
(573) 882-5736

Herb Strentz,
Professor of journalism and mass communication
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa;
executive secretary emeritus, Iowa  Freedom of Information Council

Richard J. Dalton Jr.
Staff Writer
Newsday / Enterprise
235 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY  11747

Robert Weissman
co-director, Essential Action.
Washington, DC

A.Michael Froomkin
Professor of Law
University of Miami

Ken McEldowney
Executive Director
Consumer Action
717 Market St., Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94103