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.