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To Improve Websites, Government Agencies Should Get Out of the Business

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An article in the upcoming Yale Journal of Law and Technology urges that federal agencies make more records easily available to the public by getting out of the website business, which, the authors suggest, bureaucracies don’t do well. Government should build the infrastructure to compile and distribute data, then leave it to private web entrepreneurs to turn that data into useable information, a draft of the article says. (5/26/08)