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Submission + - Bill Proposed to End Sale of Technical Papers Already Freely Available

An anonymous reader writes: Members of the Senate have proposed a bill that would prohibit the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) from selling to other U.S. federal agencies technical papers that are already freely available. NTIS is under the Department of Commerce. The bill is probably a result of a 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which points out that 'Of the reports added to NTIS's repository during fiscal years 1990 through 2011, GAO estimates that approximately 74 percent were readily available from other public sources.' Ars Technica notes that the term public sources refers to 'either the issuing organization’s website, the federal Internet portal, or another online resource.'
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Bill Proposed to End Sale of Technical Papers Already Freely Available

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