Knight survey reveals Obama administration faltering in transparency initiative

The Knight Open Government Survey has revealed that a little over half of the federal agencies have made changes in their response to Freedom of Information Act requests, this after President Obama instructed agencies to “usher in anew era of open government.”

Whereas in 2010 the Knight survey found that only 13 out of 90 federal agencies had improved their openness, the survey showed this year that the number had risen to 49, a significant improvement but still far from the government’s stated goal.

From a commentary from the Knight Foundation, March 13, 2011.

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