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Study: Feds slow in getting records on Web

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posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 12:28 PM

Federal agencies have dragged their feet on implementing 10-year-old law that requires them to use the Internet to make government documents easily available, a new study says.

The result is the public is blocked from easier access to information, the report says, and the cost of answering information requests is driven up.

The study by the National Security Archive, for official release on Monday, found widespread failure among federal agencies to follow the Electronic Freedom of Information Act amendments that took effect in 1997. The changes constituted some of the most significant modernizations of the original 40-year-old law that first guaranteed citizens the right to government information.

Ap Article: Study: Feds slow in getting records on web

This is pretty upsetting to me but not surprising. What i did like was that they gave NASA a thumbs up for using the web, we all know a wealth of information has been available from NASA... even if it is airbrushed.

The article even went on to speak about how the government has been going out of their way to keep information out of public view in the post 9/11 era. if the govt can go through our personal secrets, why cant we go through their's? it seems the real threat to national security is the non-public release of information.

Why is it like this??? because congress never wrote any enforcement or over site to go along with the law.
another non-binding resolution of sorts. anything to make the sheeple think they're being looked out for.

edit: grammer

[edit on 3/12/2007 by bokinsmowl]

posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 12:37 PM
garunteed citizens the right to goverment information


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