This is the first post in a series of roundups on transparency, democracy, and human rights. In this transparency digest we look into the challenges of transparency in the U.S. federal government, international corruption rankings and the complex relationships between government and the Internet.
Guest Post by Tiffany Pintor
Federal Agencies Are Failing to Uphold Obama's Stated Commitment to Transparency
A new report for the National Security Archive shows the majority of agencies lagging far behind in complying with a 2009 presidential order for transparency. The National Security Archive found that 62 of the 99 government agencies have not updated their FOIA regulations.
Tiffany Echavez Pintor was born in Cebu, Philippines but grew up in South California. After studying International Relations and Finance at Stanford and Oxford Universities, she worked in various writing and analytical roles in politics, venture capital and nonprofits.