Fourth Open Forum Question and Answer

This time, an answer from our colleagues at the Department of Energy (DOE).

Would it be possible to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of RD/FRD with a less burdensome review process than that currently required by the Kyl-Lott Amendment?

 DOE RESPONSE:  For electronic and microfilm records, certain agencies are looking into the application of recent advances in information technology to screen and sort documents, and to accomplish the page-by-page review requirement.  This potentially can be done at a much lower agency cost.   DOE supports any effort that would result in meeting the public law requirement at a lower cost to the taxpayer.

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