FOIA's 40th Anniversary: Agencies Respond to the President's Call for Improved Disclosure of Information
Members and staff of OpenTheGovernment.org, the Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI), Coalition of Journalists for Open Government (CJOG), National Security Archive, and other friends of openness in government undertook a collaborative look at a sample of the plans submitted by federal agencies in response to E.O.
|Why Care About Secrecy & Open Government?|
What's the impact? The problems? This December 2005 24- page backgrounder explains why secrecy and open government matters, current problems such as Abu Ghraib and censoring photos, and where to go for more on the subject. It's an engaging read illustrated with photos reminding us why open government matters.
uses government data to now confirm what many have suspected: Secrecy has increased dramatically in recent years under policies of the current administration. A 60 percent rise in secrecy during 2003 cost $6.5 billion. See the press release here.