Agency Practices and Procedures for the Indexing and Public Availability of Adjudicatory Decisions

This recommendation examines the obligation of agencies to index and make their adjudicatory decisions available to the public. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) imposes numerous affirmative disclosure obligations on agencies. Under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2), each agency, in ... View more

Public Financial Disclosure by Executive Branch Officials


Determining appropriate public financial disclosure requirements requires an assessment and accommodation of three concerns: the relevance of the information to conflicts of interest which might be faced by the individual in his or her official capacity; the practical burden ... View more

Contracting Officers’ Management of Disputes

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An increasing number of problems in the management of government contracts are now referred to lawyers, accountants, and judges for resolution. This accelerating trend has tended to deemphasize the responsibility of the agency contracting officers, who (in most agencies) have ... View more