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.