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Secrecy Report Card: An update

The Federal Government Keeps More Secrets for Longer, New Data Shows., press release, April 5, 2005.
full report (pdf).

Reporting and summarizing new government figures, Open The Government shows an increase in documents being classified, a decrease in the number of pages being declassified, and more documents being kept classified longer.

We note that if publications are not deposited in FDLP libraries, it will be easier to classify publications, easier to remove them from the official public record, and easier for the government to control the information which citizens would otherwise be able to use to hold the government accountable for its actions.

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