An anonymous reader writes: "Most transparent" administration congratulates itself for complying with mandatory disclosure requirement.
The self-described "most transparent administration in history" declined to say how much it seeks to bill taxpayers for individual spy agencies as part of President Barack Obama's final budget request to Congress.
Disclosing any agency-specific information — such as whether the controversial National Security Agency or lesser-known National Reconnaissance Office won backing for a raise or a cut — "could harm national security," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday in a press release.
Agency-specific figures will be reviewed and debated behind closed committee doors, where only some representatives will have a meaningful opportunity for input. Members of Congress not serving on the relevant committees can gain access to the information, but many are unwilling to make the effort or do not do so out of principle.