For an administration that trumpeted its open-government agenda on its first day in office, the Obama administration has not lived up to all the heightened expectations. A new annual report card spells out some of the details.
OpenTheGovernment.org, a watchdog group devoted to freedom of information, has annually rated the federal executive branch on its performance. This year's report, "Sunlight Overshadowed: Secrecy Report 2012," was released September 11, 2012.
The report notes that "as FOIA requests increased by 5%, processing sped up, but backlogs grew by 20%."
- "Secrecy Report 2012," OpenTheGovernment.org, September 11, 2012.