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Government Secrecy Report Card Offers Mixed Results For Obama

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"Encouraging trends are evident in these early months of the Obama Administration, in both FOIA and in general secrecy," said Patrice McDermott, Director of OpenTheGovernment.org. "In general, after hitting high water marks during the Bush Administration, statistics indicate the creation of new national security secrets is slowly ebbing."

As ProPublica points out, the government spent almost $9 billion last year maintaining secrets and just $45 million on declassifying documents.

The report is embedded below.

2010 Secrecy Report Card