Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will not allow the Federal Aviation Administration to keep data on airplane bird strikes secret. From the Washington Post:
"I think all of this information ought to be made public. . . . We're going to, you know, make this information as public as anybody wants it," LaHood said in an interview for The Washington Post's "New Voices of Power" video series. "The people should have access to this kind of information," he said.
LaHood said that FAA efforts to keep information about bird strikes secret "doesn't really comport with the president's idea of transparency."
"I mean, here they just released all of these CIA files regarding interrogation, and . . . the optic of us trying to tell people they can't have information about birds flying around airports, I don't think that really quite comports with the policies of the administration," he said. "It's something that somebody wanted to put out there to get a reaction. We got the reaction, and now we're going to bring it to conclusion."
I am sure there's a really awful (bird-brained?) pun I could make at this point, but I'll leave that to the commenters.