What the hell are you thinking full disclosure and transparency … SURVIELLANCE … applies only to you and me … not to corporate interest$$$$…

…What the hell are you thinking full disclosure and transparency … SURVIELLANCE … applies only to you and me … not to corporate interest$$$$...

Why shouldn’t federal contracts be posted online?

POSTED AT 10:41 AM ON APRIL 3, 2017 BY JAZZ SHAW

Back in the boring world of federal regulations there is a proposal currently on the board to have all the contracts for all bids awarded by the federal government put online in a searchable database. Given that we’re talking about taxpayer dollars being spent on projects approved by your legislators, this strikes me as a fairly simple and easy to approve idea, no? Some of our regular readers should brace themselves, because it’s a bill proposed and sponsored by two Democrats, but I’d ask you not to reject it out of hand simply on that basis. In terms of regulatory maneuvers, this is about as benign as they come. But as Government Executive reveals this week, an organization representing many of the largest contractors is pushing back against it.

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