Open Government Directive: Trump administration gets poor marks for transparency

When the Sunlight Foundation studied the Trump administration’s record on complying with the 2009 Open Government Directive, it found disappointing results. While agencies published open government plans and kept open web pages and online reading rooms, they did not regularly update information and were not responsive to requests for information. “In its first year, the Trump administration’s record on open government,” wrote Briana Williams, “has fallen far short of the standard for ethics, transparency and accountability that should exist in American democracy, undermining anti-corruption efforts worldwide.” (Sunlight Foundation, January 24, 2018)