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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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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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Melanie Pustay: How 2016 FOIA changes affect federal agencies

Several revisions to the Freedom of Information Act were passed in June 2016  that may have been shadowed by the election season. Melanie Pustay, director…

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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 to comply with the new FOIA Improvement Act. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law last month to mark FOIA’s 50th anniversary.

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