Under the Microscope: A New Regulatory Age Requires Increased Transparency

It was his first full day on the job and already President Obama was making quite an impression. In the first of what will surely be many sweeping policy changes, he swiftly set firm limitations for business and government alike, demanding more disclosure, not to mention something communications professionals know all too well: transparency. Indeed, in what he called "a clean break from business as usual," Obama set a new tone for leadership. "For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city," he said, referring to the nation's capital. "Transparency and rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.

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