In The News – 2009 Archive in the News – 2009


Government Secrets Can’t Last Forever
[Sphere, December 31, 2009]

INSIDE WASHINGTON: An anti-whistleblower culture
[AP via Google News, December 21, 2009]

Will federal government become more open? Jury still out
[Janesville (WI) Gazette, December 12, 2009]

Will Federal Government Become More Open?
[North Country Gazette, December 10, 2009]

Open government initiative puts agencies on the clock
[Federal News Radio, December 9, 2009]

White House unveils open government directive
[CNET News, December 8, 2009]

Ability to access comments gathered by White House questioned
[NextGov, December 4, 2009]

Secret global trade talks spur civil libertarians’ outrage at Obama
[Daily Finance, November 5, 2009]

Associated Press CEO urges Senate to increase government transparency
[Jurist, October 1, 2009]

W.H. collects Web users’ data without notice
[Washington Times, September 16, 2009]

Secrecy Report Card Gives Modest Grades to Bush and Obama
[OMB Watch: Watcher, September 15, 2009]

FCC launches social media projects, but critic raps transparency shortcomings
[Federal Computer Week, September 11, 2009]

NARA digs out of digital avalanche
[Federal Computer Week, September 11, 2009]

‘Report Card’ Tracks Bush-Obama Secrecy Shifts
[CalAware Today, September 1, 2009]

Hayden Named to Public Interest Declass Board
[Secrecy News, September 10, 2009]

Obama only slightly more open than Bush thus far
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 9, 2009] releases the 2009 Secrecy Report Card
[beSpacific, September 9, 2009]

White House Tax Panel Stays Out Of Public Eye
[Dow Jones via NASDAQ, September 8, 2009] Crunches the Numbers on Government Secrecy
[POGO Blog, September 9, 2009]

Anti-secrecy groups unhappy with Obama
[Washington Times, September 9, 2009]

Obama and Openness: Better than Bush, but Improvement Needed
[AllGov, September 9, 2009]

OpentheGovernment.Org Secrecy Report Card 2009
[Criminal Law Library Blog, September 8, 2009]

Obama transparency record mixed
[The Hill, September 8, 2009]

Obama gets mixed grades on transparency
[Fierce Government IT, September 8, 2009]

Report: Government secrecy down slightly in 2008
[Federal Computer Week, September 8, 2009]

COMMENTARY (Bill Leonard): At Least We Don’t Have a Headache Anymore
[Informed Consent, September 8, 2009]

Report gives Obama administration mixed review on secrecy practices
[NextGov, September 8, 2009]

US Government Slightly Less Secret
[Newsroom America, September 8, 2009]

Obama administration secrecy policies improved over predecessor: report
[Jurist, September 8, 2009]

Report Card Tracks the Ebb and Flow of Secrecy
[Secrecy News, September 8, 2009]

2009 Secrecy Report Card
[FOI Advocate, September 8, 2009]

Report Tracks Openness and Secrecy in Bush, Obama Administrations
[, September 8, 2009]

Results Mixed On Bush, Obama Secrecy
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, September 8, 2009]

Report: Obama administration improves openness
[AP via Google News, September 8, 2009]

Administration Seeks to Keep Terror Watch-List Data Secret
[Washington Post, September 6, 2009]

Concern grows over emphasis on technology to push transparency
[NextGov, September 3, 2009]

Analysis: Pentagon talks openness, but shows little action
[Stars and Stripes, September 3, 2009]

Bids for Failed Banks: A State Secret?
[American Banker, August 24, 2009]

Recovery Act: Watching the Watchers
[IBM Center for the Business of Government Blog, August 12, 2009]

Transparency Groups Urge Obama To Involve Public In Executive Order Revisions
[Huffington Post, August 6, 2009]

Obama picks Ferriero to head NARA
[Federal Computer Week, July 29, 2009]

Two federal groups follow different paths to transparency
[NextGov, July 23, 2009]

DOJ seeks state secrets case rehearing
[Jurist, June 12, 2009]

NARA names FOIA overseer
[Federal Computer Week, June 11, 2009]

Critics Blast Obama Classification Review
[ABC News, June 3, 2009]

Obama’s open government initiative thin on collaboration, critics say
[NextGov, May 29, 2009]

Obama’s Not-So-Open Government
[Washington Post: White House Watch, May 28, 2009]

White House Rolls Out Web Site, Initiatives to Boost Transparency
[Washington Post, May 21, 2009]

NARA’s preservation practices for e-records called ‘fatally flawed’
[NextGov, May 21, 2009]

Capitol Hill hears Archives suggestions
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, May 21, 2009]

The White House Is Open to Your Suggestions on Openness
[ProPublica, May 21, 2009]

White House Opens Doors on Major Open Government Initiative
[techPresident, May 21, 2009]

Federal CTO will issue incomplete suggestions for open government
[NextGov, May 6, 2009]

White House plans to release plane flyover report, photo
[CNN, May 6, 2009]

Iowa governor to release e-mails sent from private computers
[AP via First Amendment Center, May 6, 2009]

Group Seeks Public Access to Congressional Research
[New York Times, May 4, 2009]

Senators want congressional research available to the public
[NextGov, May 1, 2009]

Column (Linda Campbell): Pressure Obama to deliver on transparency
[Miami Herald, April 29, 2009]

Barofsky’s Bailout Bible
[Dirt Diggers Digest, April 22, 2009]

Keeping a Close Watch on the Bailout
[POGO Blog, April 20, 2009]

Obama reverses course on FOIA
[Federal Computer Week, April 17, 2009]

Report Identifies Government’s Most-Wanted Information
[ARMA International: Washington Policy Brief, April 2009]

Report on Most Wanted Federal Documents Released
[Special Libraries Association: Public Policy Connections, March 25, 2009]

Report: Show Us the Data – Most Wanted Federal Documents
[beSpacific, March 24, 2009]

"World’s Oldest Democracy": The Myth & The Reality, Part 4
[Dissident Voice, March 21, 2009]

Show Us The Data: Most Wanted Federal Documents
[Sunlight Foundation, March 20, 2009]

Hiding in Plain Sight: America’s 10 Most Wanted Federal Documents
[eWeek, March 20, 2009]

Online Sunshine Week Event: Opening Doors: Finding the Keys to Open Government
[Free Government Information, March 18, 2009]

New tools help public gauge banks’ health
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, March 18, 2009]

Sunshine Week ’09 – It’s Downright "Transparent"
[Public News Service, March 16, 2009]

EDITORIAL: Out Of The Shadows
[The Buffalo News, March 16, 2009]

Lieberman renews push for easier access to CRS reports
[Government Executive, March 5, 2009]

Opening the Files on Bush’s Secrets
[The Nation, February 26, 2009]

Groups compile list of hard-to-access public records
[Congress Daily via Nextgov, February 17, 2009]

Help Choose the "Most Wanted Federal Documents"
[National Coalition for History, February 13, 2009]

AUDIO: Show Me the Data!
[Federal News Radio, February 11, 2009]

What government data do you want to see?
[Federal Computer Week, February 11, 2009]

What Gov’t Docs Would You Like to See Published?
[ProPublica, February 12, 2009]

Holder orders DOJ review of US state secret assertions
[Jurist, February 9, 2009]

EDITORIAL: Public paying for secrecy
[Charlottesville Daily Progress, February 2, 2009]

Whistleblowers seek protection
[Washington Times, February 2, 2009]

Plotting a course to open government
[ars technica, February 1, 2009]

A Guide To Bailout Transparency Sites
[Columbia Journalism Review, January 30, 2009]

Obama Data Policies Draw Early Praise Amid Concern About Future Challenges
[BNA Daily Report for Executives, January 30, 2009; subscription req’d]

Treasury follows through on transparency promise
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, January 28, 2009]

Smithsonian Regents Approve Revised Document Disclosure Policy
[art daily, January 28, 2009; see also the policy]

EDITORIAL: Pulling back the shroud of secrecy
[Lexington Herald-Leader, January 25, 2009]

[Tulsa World, January 25, 2009]

New FOIA rules raise agency expectations
[Federal News Radio, January 22, 2009]

Transparent Intentions
[Dirt Diggers Digest, January 22, 2009]

Obama to .gov agencies: More Internet openness
[CNET News, January 21, 2009]

Evidence From Database Errors Can Be Used In Court
[Information Week, January 15, 2009]

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Holder may reverse Bush secrecy
[AP via San Luis Obispo Tribune, January 14, 2009]

EDITORIAL: Take the lead, President-elect Obama
[Pioneer Press, January 9, 2009]

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