For a government to be held responsible and accountable—politically, fiscally, and constitutionally—its citizens must be able to identify its actions. This task becomes more difficult as governments outsource their programs to for-profit and non-profit organizations that are less transparent.

Sheila Seuss Kennedy is an associate professor of law and public policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis.
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