The 44th President of the USA signed into action an Executive Order to ensure transparency and openness on Presidential actions. This measure seeks to improve government agency information dissemination and access. Moreover, it kicks to the curb secrecy and back room dealings, effectively stating:
“Sec. 6. Revocation. Executive Order 13233 of November 1, 2001, is revoked.”
E.O. 13233 was signed and put into action by George W. Bush to limit access to presidential records and government accountability went on the back burner for 8 years. I don’t know about you, but this news gives me goose bumps. Well, so did George W. Bush’s order; except this time it’s the good kind of goose bumps. As a nation, we have more to gain with open information versus controlled filtered access.