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

The Justice Department is telling agencies struggling to complete Freedom of Information Act requests during the coronavirus pandemic to finish what’s…

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

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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…

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FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The number affected by the breach is higher than the 14 million figure that investigators gave The Associated Press in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

DHS leads agencies in slashing FOIA backlog

The Office of Information Policy published data on FOIA request processing from the annual reports of 100 agencies.

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