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.
A district court judge has ruled GSA wrongfully withheld documents for a Freedom of Information Act request looking for Trump transition team documents about the Trump Hotel.
Freedom of information advocates say the recent uptick in FOIA requests is due to a combination of current events and interest in the presidential transition. But the growing interest does mean an additional burden on already short-staffed FOIA offices.
The Director of National Intelligence released a new transparency plan that will facilitate the publication of some intelligence documents.
Senate committee lawmakers voted to send a manager’s amendment to the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act to the full body for consideration. The bill would require agencies to release documents more proactively.
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.
National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration’s mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.
Not every agency is responding the President’s call for transparency – a call that was highlighted in a memorandum signed on President Obama’s first day in office.
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