National Security Archive: LBJ Refused Ceremony, Undercut Bill with Signing Statement, Censored Moyers’ Openness Language on July 4, 1966.
On the 40th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) many federal agencies are still lagging in their efforts to comply with the law, according to a report released on July 4. CDT and several other public interest groups contributed to the report (34 pages, PDF), published by OpenGovernment.org. The report tracked the way that agencies responded to a 2005 presidential order intended to improve disclosure of information. It found that many agencies failed to properly respond or are lagging in implementing FOIA.