Federal agencies fail freedom of information test by Syracuse University

When it comes to providing information to the public, 14 out of 21 U.S. government agencies receive poor marks for responding to records requests, according to a study published online Friday by researchers at Syracuse University.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at SU asked for copies of the electronic files the federal agencies use to keep track of requests under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

But after sending identical requests Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to the 21 federal agencies, only seven have fully complied by making public usable data, the TRAC report said Friday. Continue>>>