The Obama administration is eager to open up more and more for your observation, in distinction to prior years.
Next step is to provide means to start declassifying a lot of documents that should never have been classified, via the Public Interest Declassification Board:
On May 27, 2009, the President signed a Memorandum ordering the review of Executive Order 12958, as amended, "Classified National Security Information" (pdf). The
review of the Order is to be completed within 90 days. On June 2, 2009,
the National Security Advisor asked the PIDB to assist in this review
by soliciting recommendations for revisions to the Order to ensure
adequate public input as the review moves forward.In response to this request, the PIDB
will first solicit recommendations through this blog. We expect to
receive thoughtful comments that further the discussion of policy in
four areas: declassification policy, a National Declassification
Center, classification policy, and technology issues and challenges. We
will begin today with declassification policy and allow commenting on
this topic for three days before moving on to the next topic.
Members of the Public Interest
Declassification Board will post entries to frame the conversation, but
we are really interested in hearing new and innovative ideas that might
spark "new thinking" in the review process.