Watchdogs say Obama administration less transparent pre-election

From USNews:

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he promised a new level of transparency in government, issuing the Open Government Directive for greater government accountability and calling on agencies to be more cooperative in responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
But four years later, transparency watchdogs — and journalists — aren't impressed.
"The plumbing is stopped up," said Daniel Schuman, the policy counsel for the Sunlight Foundation's Advisory Committee on Transparency. "Who do we need to call to unstop it?"