FOIA Improvements Act of 2016

  • DoJ prompts agencies to get the ball rolling on new FOIA law

    New guidance from the Justice Department suggests agencies should begin updating their standard Freedom of Information Act response letters and notices to comply with the new FOIA Improvement Act. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law last month to mark FOIA’s 50th anniversary.

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

    The White House also released new initiatives to improve agency response to records requests, including tasking the new Chief FOIA Officers Council to identify and address the biggest difficulties in complying with the law and OMB will issue new openness and transparency guidance.