The Information Quality Act: Is There a There,
James T. O’Reilly
The famous novelist Gertrude Stein once insulted Oakland, California, with the aphorism that “There is no there, there!”
In the same vein, as a longtime teacher and student of administrative processes in the federal government, I was asked to assess the Information Quality Act of 2000 (IQA), which is an impressive title for just a few lines tucked into a late addition to an appropriations bill.2 I conclude that there is no “there”, no effective check upon the federal agencies, in the IQA. Its correction system is systemically flawed. And at a deeper level, I doubt that correcting the policy nuances within the content of agency documents by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance is worth the exercise.
Food and Drug Law Journal
Volume 75, Number 2