Small biz group sues DoD over release of subcontracting reports

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 10:10am EDT

An advocate for small businesses is suing the Pentagon over the release of subcontracting reports.

But the American Small Business League says there's no legal basis for the department to deny its Freedom of Information Act request.

The group is seeking information on a Hewlett-Packard contract.

In its rejection, the Defense Department says the request applies to trade secrets and other sensitive commercial or financial information.

The group is asking a federal court in San Francisco to order DoD to disclose the documents.

It also accuses President Barack Obama of falling back on his promise to make government more open.

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