US government secrecy costs soar to $7.7 billion

Friday, 15 September 2006, 10:43 AM EST

Clandestine CIA prisons get headlines, but a recent report says that secrecy is spreading to federal programs with little connection to national security.

In its “Secrecy Report Card 2006,” a coalition of government watchdog groups cites indicators from across government to argue that areas like the patent process, military procurement and records of scientific advice given to the government suffer from a lack of transparency.

At the Federal Times.

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