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NCJ Number: 122397 Find in a Library
Title: Electronic Information and Freedom of Information - Moving Toward Policy
Journal: Government Publications Review  Volume:16  Dated:(1989)  Pages:425-428
Author(s): B Wise
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the relationships between government information in electronic format and the Freedom of Information Act and its implication for the formulation and implementation of U.S. Federal information policy.
Abstract: This paper also explores the inherent tensions between the executive branch and the legislative branches of government in the enterprise of formulation and implementation of information policy. The author believes that Congress needs to take a leading role in setting policy, but that more preliminary work must be done before legislation can be drafted. 143 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Freedom of Information Act
Index Term(s): Federal programs; Information dissemination
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