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DoJ eases agencies' FOIA filing process

Federal Agencies submitted their 2011 FOIA reports earlier this month, and all that information goes up on your agency's website and at FOIA.gov by Feb. 1.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , FOIA.gov , DOJ , Federal Drive , information sharing , technology

Monday - 12/19/2011, 10:29am EST
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DoJ's updated FOIA policy emphasizes customer service

The updated FOIA policy states the department must advise the FOIA requester that a their request has been referred and provide the name of the agency to the requester with that agency's FOIA contact.

Tags: DOJ , open government , Transparency , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:55am EST

DoJ criticized over proposed FOIA regulation

The Justice Department is being criticized by open government groups for proposing a regulation that would in rare instances allow federal law enforcement agencies to tell people seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does.

Tags: DOJ , open government , ACLU , CREW

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:45pm EDT

The CIA and the power of information

Tags: security , CIA , DOJ , interrogation , ACLU

Thursday - 04/16/2009, 09:24am EDT

FOIA process needs improvement

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , Capitol Hill , Max Cacas

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 07:53pm EDT
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Reverse FOIA with a twist explained

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has defined a "reverse" FOIA action as one in which the "submitter of information -- usually a corporation or other business entity" that has supplied an agency with "data on its policies, operations or products -- seeks to prevent the agency that collected the information from revealing it to a third party in response to the latter's FOIA request." POGO's National Security Investigator, Mandy Smithberger, explains it for us.

Tags: mngt , reverse FOIA , POGO , Sikorsky , contracting , Mandy Smithberger , Defense , DoD , Black Hawk

Monday - 03/29/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Users testify improvement needed for FOIA

Today marks the final day of "Sunshine in Government Week", a time to consider the goals of openness and transparency in government at all levels. Yesterday, a House subcommittee got an update on one of the most important tools in the effort toward government openness: the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: management , Melanie Pustay , Miriam Nisbet , OGIS , National Archives , Larry Gottesman , EPA , David Sobel , David Cullier , Tom Fitton , Max Cacas

Friday - 03/19/2010, 01:05pm EDT
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Leahy speech opens Sunshine in Government week

FOIA "the power cord that connects the American people to their government."

Tags: newsstand , Patrick Leahy , American University , John Cornyn , Freedom of Information Act , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 07:22am EDT
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