Should Congressional Research Service reports be public?
“Making them public would make them publicly available more equally, more equitably,” said former CRS analyst Kevin R. Kosar, who penned an essay on his decision to quit his job at the agency. “Steve Aftergood [director of the Government Secrecy Project at FAS] has so many of these reports. He may have 75 percent of the reports written. So, they’re out there, but 99 percent of Americans have no idea who Steve Aftergood is or the Federation of American Scientists or, you know, any of the other groups that have these.”