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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Good luck to Sen. Claire McCaskill and other U.S. senators who are trying to eliminate a federal agency that no longer is needed — it’s worthless. However, there is a longstanding axiom that once a federal agency is created that part of the bureaucracy is bullet-proof.

The agency is the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Sen. McCaskill and others have questioned whether the agency’s mission of compiling and selling government reports, many of which are available online, to other federal agencies and to the public is still viable in the Internet age.

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