Laws mean nothing to Obama or his administration. Mr. Transparency is the most secretive president in US history despite his bullshit claims.
President Obama promised a more transparent government on Day One of his first term, and his attorney general issued a memorandum less than two months later urging all heads of executive departments to err on the side of openness when it comes to disclosure.
Just don’t mention Fast and Furious and Obama’s use of executive privilege to hide documents.
But an audit by the George Washington University-based National Security Archive has found that nearly 70 percent of government agencies haven’t updated their Freedom of Information regulations since Eric Holder sent out that letter, and well over half haven’t done so since Congress and President George W. Bush approved the Open Government Act of 2007, which mandated certain changes.
The study also found that 17 out of 99 agencies have not properly posted their regulations on their FOIA web sites, as required by the Electronic FOIA Amendments law of 1996.
The National Security Archive sent FOIA requests asking those 17 agencies for their FOIA regulations, but only seven responded after three months. The law requires agencies to respond within 20 business days.