The president should create a new central Office of Transparency (run by the Government Transparency Officer (GTO) to oversee disclosure and dissemination practices, promote increased transparency throughout government, and address privacy rights.
The office would be responsible not just for transparency, but the plethora of regimes that restrict the dissemination of information as well. This individual and his or her agency would be in the best position to balance all the government's information and dissemination regimes, with a particular emphasis on transparency. This office must be given authority to disapprove programs and, working with the Chief Technology Officer, system acquisitions and the budgets for them.
- From the 21st Century RTK Agenda