The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy believes fiscal 2018 will mark yet another record year for the volume of new Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the public.
Despite receiving an unprecedented volume of Freedom of Information Act requests last year, agencies processed more requests than they received, and made a dent in the overall FOIA backlog.
Accountability, leadership support, strategic intent, and a sense of urgency are what one FOIA leader said are the keys to a successful information office.
Accessibility for all promotes open government and transparency, but it can also be a burden on agencies’ Freedom of Information offices. That’s where the U.S. Access Board, and a pending final rule, can help.
The Director of National Intelligence released a new transparency plan that will facilitate the publication of some intelligence documents.
A National Security Archive survey finds agencies are falling short of the Obama administration’s order to improve response time for Freedom of Information Act requests.