Science, be it planetary science or another branch of science, advances through the open exchange of ideas. This exchange is critical to our success as a nation. There have been recent reports of US government agencies restricting the communication of scientific research. This is a fluid situation in which the details of the restrictions in time or scope change daily. Despite this uncertainty, the DPS leadership wants to affirm its unwavering support for the free and open exchange of scientific results between scientists, to policymakers and to the public. The DPS will be a vocal advocate for the ability of our members and other scientists to carry out and freely communicate their research.