Agencies Lag on Transparency

 


President Obama promised a more transparent government on Day One of his first term, and his attorney general followed suit less than two months later with a memorandum urging all heads of executive departments to err on the side of openness when it comes to disclosure requests.

But a recent audit by the George Washington University-based National Security Archive found that nearly 70 percent of government agencies have not updated their Freedom of Information regulations since U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent out that letter, and well over half have not done so since Congress and President George W. Bush approved the Open Government Act of 2007, which mandated certain changes.

This is a partial reprint from The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/agencies-lag-on-transparency-report-says/2012/12/04/b853385c-3e56-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html

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