Annual Reports of Special Concern Slated for Deletion

Daniel Cornwall writes "Last week, the Pentagon sent a bill to Congress titled, "Defense Transformation for the 21st Century Act of 2003." Reporting on this Act has focused on changes in personnel rules, but radical changes are in store for the amount of information that the Defense Department would provided to Congress.

The DoD has proposed the elimination of over 100 recurring reports to Congress and the public, including reports on training provided to foreign militaries, Cost of Stationing United States Armed Forces Outside the United States, Special Operations Forces Training with Friendly Foreign Forces, and the Annual Report for Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
(formerly School of the Americas).

See a listing of 35 "Reports of Special Concern" compiled by a federal documents librarian, or see the entire list Here .

DoD is also proposing a five year sunset (termination) of all current and future recurring reports to Congress. Why? Well, according to most of the justifications for specific eliminations: "This report is unnecessary and overly burdensome. DoD would prefer to provide Congress with more relevant information in response to specific requests."

Consider adopting a report or two and writing your Congress member."

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