This article shows that people may have woken up about secret government organizations. They want some action. I seriously doubt that it makes a difference, but one day, when the disaster is even bigger, it might.
Here is my manifesto for food safety and other regulatory bodies. It tries to lay in some fundamental forces to prevent the rise of political toadies.
No decisions behind closed doors. Everything should be open, like some central banks. There should be written input, and a written justification for a decision. We don't want any meetings like the famous Listeria stand-up routine.
Staff input should be written and transparent. We want to prevent the creation of the large self-similar organization. This is a recipe for disaster. There should be external input at various stages, somewhat similar to what NASA is now doing.
More blogs by influential people within the organization. We, the public, need some indication of intelligence. The worst organizations are ruthless, Stalinist, and 'toe the line'. I've mentioned a few of these before. (HInt: waste).