FOIA

A FOIA request goes after years of confidential contractor information

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by a reporter seeks four years worth of federal contractor reports. Now companies would have filed the reports…

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

FOIA advisers recommend independent review into how DHS handles immigration record requests

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Study looking at how agencies make their crucial legal documents publicly available

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Two agency inspectors general got salaries that busted legal limits on political employee pay

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS privacy chief aims to promote ‘privacy enhancing technologies’

DHS’s privacy chief wants to make privacy less of an afterthought by designing systems with technologies to protect the confidentiality and integrity of…

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A new idea in the House has immigration judges becoming their own entity

In today’s Federal Newscast, immigration judges would no longer be part of the Justice Department, if a bill introduced in the House passes.

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Agencies increasingly turning down FOIA requests

Freedom of Information Act requests are on the rise. Rising faster are instances of federal agencies turning them down.

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