The peek-a-boo information initiative

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By The Staff

One week the White House announces an Open Government Initiative. The next week the National Nuclear Security Administration slams the lid down on a vital piece of information that has been shared with the public in the past.

That probably isn’t the way it was meant to play out, but that’s the way it felt.

Here’s what happened:

Like most other newspapers and citizens everywhere we have been led to expect a new era of openness in the federal government.

On Jan. 20 Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and on the next day he issued his first executive memorandum on “Transparency and Open Government,” which said, among other things, “Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”

The memo directed various officials to get busy for 120 days on a policy to get all the government agencies to comply with an Open Government Directive.

There was also a little bit of a disclaimer at the very end that some of us might have missed on the first reading.

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