As public interest in government documents rises, DOJ’s Office of Information Policy is looking at artificial intelligence to help reduce additional burdens on FOIA staffs governmentwide.
Faced with an unprecedented volume of Freedom of Information Act requests, top agency FOIA officials say automation could help ease the burden of their strained workforces.
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy launched the first iteration of its National FOIA Portal on Thursday through a redesign of its existing FOIA.gov website.
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy is constantly fighting an uphill battle to improve federal agencies’ responses to FOIA requests.
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 of the information policy office at the Justice Department, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin what those changes mean for FOIA officers and anyone working with federal records.
Federal agencies could soon face a new governmentwide guidance on how they respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, following a meeting in September.
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.
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.
The Office of Information Policy published data on FOIA request processing from the annual reports of 100 agencies.
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy is spearheading a proactive disclosure effort to measure the cost and effectiveness of making information from Freedom of Information Act requests available as soon as possible.