National Press Club

Obama Administration Openness Scorecard: 19 of 20 agencies fail Bloomberg test

October 2, 2012 | By John Donnelly | JDonnelly@cq.com

Bloomberg News just published a project designed to measure how well the Obama Administration is living up to its promise of making the federal government more transparent.

A team of reporters filed identical FOIA request asking for a year's worth of travel information for the heads of the 20 cabinet departments and 37 other agencies with significant public interest. The results: only one of the 20 cabinet-level departments complied under the deadline set out in law. Half of 57 agencies contacted had complied more than three months after the requests were sent out.

Click here to read the Bloomberg story.

Click here for the Bloomberg interactive graphic.