The Times praises the Obama administration’s transparency efforts here.
It took a court challenge by a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, to remind the administration of Mr. Obama’s campaign vows for a new era of openness. After a review, the president ordered the policy. We’d hope the White House aims for a shorter delay in postings so the names are more relevant to ongoing issues. But the administration is well on course to be the most open in modern times, with such earlier initiatives as the online Data.gov to allow citizen access to huge amounts of federal agency information.