Chief FOIA Officers Council

FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland listens during a meeting of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force at the Justice Department, March 10, 2022 in Washington. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Garland on Wednesday, March 16, for the first time convened a multilateral task force known as REPO, short for Russian Elites, Proxies and Oligarchs, one of several new efforts dedicated to enforcing sanctions against Russian oligarchs over the war in Ukraine. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP, File)

Garland issues new FOIA guidance as lawmakers seek GAO study of agency challenges  

The new guidance emphasizes a “presumption of openness,” but agencies continue to struggle to process FOIA requests and make a dent in the backlog.

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FOIA officials confront pandemic challenges in meeting records requests

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FOIA council seeks level playing field for ‘overwhelming’ IT acquisition process

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Obama celebrates 50th anniversary of FOIA by signing update to law

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