U.S. Department of Education Website Drops Record Number of Electronic Files

The U.S. Department of Education recently sparked controversy in the education and research communities for its decision to both remove and delete information from its agency websites, in the interests of consolidating information and making it more usable and accessible to the public. Critics charge that it is both an effort to remove information with which the Bush Administration does not agree, and symptomatic of broader long-standing problems facing intra- and inter-agency electronic document and records management. More discussion is provided in the following NPTalk located online: http://www.ombwatch.org/article/articleview/1130/1/96
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