By ANDRE FRANCISCO
Sunshine Week has come and gone for this year, but the folks over at OpenTheGovernment.org have been biding their time to check up on some of the promises made that week.
In a Sunshine Week blog post, Steve Croley, Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy, said that agencies would soon be posting their staff directories, reports to Congress, speeches and testimony online for the public to see. That was back in March.
So did they do it?
According to a survey of 29 agencies by OpenTheGovernment.org, only 6 are meeting all three specific goals.
The fully compliant agencies include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of State, EPA, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Many of the agencies are partially compliant, but a couple big ones, including NASA, the Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce haven’t met any of the open government goals.
For a full list of agency compliance, and a break down of the different types of staff directories, check out the OpenTheGovernment.org post.
Andre Francisco is a POGO Associate.
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