Staff, April 01, 2015

“Despite 10 years of commitment to transparency, U.S. lags behind other countries.”

Sunshine week shines light on lack of freedom
USA Today

“[M]ost federal agencies get subpar grades on one measure of openness: their responsiveness to FOIA requests, which enable reporters and ordinary citizens to collect government records. Eight of the 15 agencies that get the most FOIA requests received a D grade for their compliance.”

Access denied: Reporters say federal officials, data increasingly off limits
Washington Post


“Before the Snowden leaks we looked at the NSA as being a spy agency, and they did what they were supposed to do,” he says. “But we’ve learned that they’re been collecting this incredible amount of information. And they’re not shy about doing whatever they have to do to get access to that information.”

After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge