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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/13/2011

Study: Barely half of agencies meeting Obama’s FOIA goals

President Obama’s administration has improved in its responsiveness to Freedom of Information requests, but still has a ways to ago, according to a new report on the issue.

Of 90 federal agencies equipped to process requests made under the Freedom of Information Act, slightly more than half have taken at least some steps to fulfill Obama’s goal to improve government transparency, according to the study by the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the Knight Foundation. The report is set for release Monday.

Researchers submitted FOIA requests to each agency seeking information on any changes made since Obama ordered the government to “adopt a presumption in favor” of FOIA requests on his first full day in office in January 2009.

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