Secrecy Report Card


Secrecy Report 2013 –The Tip of the Iceberg

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2013 – Today’s release of the 2013 Secrecy Report, the 9th annual review and analysis of indicators of secrecy in the federal government by OpenTheGovernment.org, comes amid   Read Full


A Special Sneak Preview of the 2013 Secrecy Report – September 3, 2013 Newsletter

In This Issue: News from Coalition Partners & Others I. A Special Sneak Preview of the 2013 Secrecy Report   Read Full


Read the 2012 Secrecy Report Twitter Chat

On September 18th, OpenTheGovernment.org invited contributors to the 2012 Secrecy Report: Sunlight Overshadowed to participate in a twitter chat. Read more to see the report as told on twitter.   Read Full


2012 Secrecy Report – Sunlight Overshadowed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012— The 2012 Secrecy Report released today by OpenTheGovernment.org — a coalition of more than 80 groups advocating for open and accountable government— reveals that positive changes   Read Full


Explore the 2012 Secrecy Report

Push the play button to explore last year’s trends in secrecy in openness! Use your arrow keys to move from one snapshot to the next.  For full details, read the   Read Full


National Security Secrecy at the Literal Expense of Openness

Among the statistics included in the recently-released 2011 Secrecy Report is this gem: according to publicly available data the federal government spent $201 creating and securing old secrets for every   Read Full


2011 Secrecy Report Released: Administration’s Openness Agenda Shows Some Positive Results, National Security Bureaucracy Hinders Change

This morning OpenTheGovernment.org released the 2011 Secrecy Report (formerly known as the Secrecy Report Card), a quantitative report on indicators of government secrecy. This year’s report chronicles positive changes in   Read Full


Report: Secrecy Ebbs From Bush Administration High Water Marks, Backlogs in Declassification System

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2010 – The 2010 Secrecy Report Card released today by OpenTheGovernment.org – a coalition of more than 70 groups advocating for open government – chronicles a continued   Read Full


Report Tracks Secrecy and Openness in Bush and Obama Administrations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2009 – The 2009 Secrecy Report Card chronicles slight decreases in secrecy across a wide spectrum of indicators in the last year of the Bush-Cheney Administration. The   Read Full


Secrecy Report Card 2010

On Tuesday, September 7, OpenTheGovernment.org released the 2010 Secrecy Report Card, a quantitative report on indicators of government secrecy. The report chronicles a continued decrease in most indicators of secrecy   Read Full