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Justice Department, GSA working on common standards for FOIA tech

Agencies are also considering new FOIA tools that leverage automation and machine learning, while a “FOIA wizard” is in the works.

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

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. Businesses that have announced vaccine mandates say some workers who had been on the fence have since gotten inoculated against COVID-19. But many holdouts remain — a likely sign of what is to come once a federal mandate goes into effect. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Vaccine guidance for contractors leaves many open questions

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council has issued regulatory guidance on implementation of the vaccine mandate for federal…

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New House bill attempts to make presidential records more easily searchable

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced new legislation designed to make presidential records more easily searchable…

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Defense workers get ethics reminder from DoD secretary

In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reminding servicemembers and DoD employees about the ethical values of the department.

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