Office of Information Policy

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The FOIA backlog continued to grow last year

The FOIA backlog has been on a steady rise since 2015.

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Agency FOIA offices hit with delays told to finish what they can during pandemic

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FOIA council seeks level playing field for ‘overwhelming’ IT acquisition process

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Agencies could face govermentwide change in FOIA response policy

Federal agencies could soon face a new governmentwide guidance on how they respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, following a meeting in September.

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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…

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Top FOIA official: Give agencies a hand in ‘massive search’ for documents

One of government’s leading officials on the Freedom of Information Act says agencies need more open channels of communication with members of public seeking government records.

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