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Government Keeping Its .Gov Domain Names Secret




Government Keeping Its .Gov Domain Names Secret
Government Keeping Its .Gov Domain Names Secret



http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=215600330 

By Thomas Claburn
InformationWeek
March 2, 2009 

President Obama in January promised "an unprecedented level of openness 
in government." But the government has yet to get the memo.

Asked in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to provide a list 
of the .gov domains, including the agency registering the domain, the 
General Services Administration declined, citing 2007 Department of 
Justice FOIA guidelines.

The GSA claims that "release of the requested sensitive but unclassified 
information presents a security risk to the top level Internet domain 
enterprise."

The decision comes despite an explicit directive by the president to 
agency heads in January that FOIA requests should be decided in favor of 
openness.

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