It is indeed a sad day when Members of Congress earnestly seeking to protect the jobs of American workers are not allowed access to the foremost federal government research on the topic.  

     As Congress has wrestled with legislation designed to strengthen the competitive position of America so that jobs - especially high-tech jobs - not only remain here but are created in the United States, we've been looking for more data about what types of jobs are moving off-shore and why.  

     At Congress' direction, the Department of Commerce's Technology Administration (TA) undertook a study on this very issue.  A good idea, certainly.  Yet, it now seems apparent that the TA's professional analysis did not fit within the context of what the Administration wanted to hear, so the report was reworked, shortened to the point of uselessness and released under the radar.