Thirty days have have passed and yet another Obama promise has been broken.
Most people don't remember, but he signed this Oath as a candidate back on Aug. 8, 2007 (Original here: http://www.reason.org/oath/):
Background on the FFAT (wiki):
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S. 2590) is an Act of Congress that requires the full disclosure to the public of all entities or organizations receiving federal funds beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2007. The website USAspending.gov opened in December 2007 as a result of the act, and is maintained by the Office of Management and Budget.
Obviously, no Executive Order exists 30 days after "accession to the Presidency" (http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/executive_orders/ as of Feb. 21, 2009):
January 22, 2009
- Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities
- Review of Detention Policy Options
- Ensuring Lawful Interrogations
January 21, 2009
BUT there is THIS from Feb 19, 2009:
White House: DoD Officials Must Vow Secrecy on Budget
By JOHN T. BENNETT
Published: 19 Feb 20:52 EST (01:52 GMT)
The Obama administration has directed defense officials to sign a pledge stating they will not share 2010 budget data with individuals outside the federal government.
Full story here: http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3956514&c=AME&s=TOP