Glass Half Full — 2011 Knight Open Government Survey

2011 Knight Open Government Survey by the National Security Archive Finds Freedom of Information Change, But Many Federal Agencies Lag in Fulfilling President Obama’s Day One Openness Pledge

The Obama administration is only about halfway toward its promise of improving Freedom of Information responsiveness among federal agencies, according to the new Knight Open Government Survey by the National Security Archive, released today for Sunshine Week at www.nsarchive.org.

The Obama administration told us last year that one year was too short a time to show real change," said Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive. "This year’s Knight Survey reveals a glass half full of open government, and some persisting deep problems including FOIA requests marooned for years in never-ending referrals among agencies."

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