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. Sincerely James Love, Director Consumer Project on Technology P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Tapscott Director, 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) email@example.com Mark Cooper Consumer Federation of America Washington, DC firstname.lastname@example.org Steven Aftergood Project Director Federation of American Scientists phone: 202-454-4691 fax: 202-675-1010 email: email@example.com 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