By Thomas Claburn
March 2, 2009
President Obama in January promised "an unprecedented level of openness
in government." But the government has yet to get the memo.
Asked in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to provide a list
of the .gov domains, including the agency registering the domain, the
General Services Administration declined, citing 2007 Department of
Justice FOIA guidelines.
The GSA claims that "release of the requested sensitive but unclassified
information presents a security risk to the top level Internet domain
The decision comes despite an explicit directive by the president to
agency heads in January that FOIA requests should be decided in favor of
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