Report Faults Federal Agencies for Online Access

A new study by the National Security Archive, a nongovernmental research institute and library located at George Washington University, finds that 10 years after Congress passed "E-FOIA" (Freedom of Information Act), agency Web sites distinguish themselves more for cyber-foot-dragging than for streamlined access. A review of 149 federal agencies found that only 1 in 5 posts on its Web site all the records required and that even fewer -- 6 percent -- tell people how to request what does not appear there.

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