- Ancient requests--as old as 18 years--still persist in the FOIA system.
- A minority of agencies have responded to the Obama and Holder Memos with concrete changes in their FOIA practices.
- Only four out of 28 agencies reporting--including Holder's own Justice Department--show releases up and denials down under the FOIA.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunshine and Shadows - Results of the National Security Archive FOIA Audit
The National Security Archive at George Washington University released its latest government-wide FOIA Audit. The Audit reveals that, despite the Obama administration's calls for greater governmental transparency, the federal government still has a long way to go on FOIA reform effort. For example, the Audit found: