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Era of Open Government Left Wanting

Bloomberg only received information requested via FOIA requests in the required time from 8 out of fifty seven federal agencies contacted

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On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama ordered federal officials to "usher in a new era of open government" and "act promptly" to make information public.

As Obama nears the end of his term, his administration hasn't met those goals, failing to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, according to an analysis of open-government requests filed by Bloomberg News.