Transparency In Government Contracting?

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Openness and transparency are two familiar buzzwords that we have been hearing more frequently in the government contracts community. And, while on its surface, transparency in government contracting would seem to be as American as apple pie, there is a tension between disclosing information about government contracts and protecting proprietary information of companies.

The federal Freedom of Information Act is one avenue for obtaining records from federal government agencies. And, government contractors often use the FOIA to try to get information about their competitors and government...
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