Rep. John Yarmuth will offer an amendment this afternoon to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 that will require NASA to make critical information and scientific research available to the public.
This is in response to a series of Oversight & Government reform hearings last year where House members uncovered evidence that information was suppressed in order to hide the causes and effects of global warming. My, how very Jim Gooch of NASA and the Bush Misadministration.
The amendment will make sure that NASA takes into consideration recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office and National Academy of Sciences to help prevent future manipulation of science.
The GAO and NAS recommend:
- Information supporting major published results should be made available to other researchers.
- An infrastructure must be put in place to make data accessible through unrestricted archives.
- Data should be made available without delay to allow for analysis and publication of results.
- Prices of accessing date should not exceed the marginal cost of reproduction and distribution.
All right for Yarmie standing up in the name of government transparency.