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Agencies are meeting the White House's mandate to be more open and transparent when it comes to releasing documents and meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.
The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.
Learn more about the potential new restrictions to what can be FOIA-ed
Miriam Nisbit on OGIS: Our office was created through the Open Government Act of 2007 and we opened our doors just six months ago. Since then, we've been working to fulfill our statutory mandates.
The government's eight-year investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings started with Fort Detrick scientist Bruce Ivins helping the FBI analyze contaminated letters and ended with Ivins being named the sole culprit in the attacks.
We hear from the head of the new Office of Government Information Services that agency managers will be relying on as they work to meet the Openness directive.
It just got easier to track how well agencies are complying with FOIA requests
Regardless of the trial's outcome, security, facilities and procedural requirements will put government workers through a financial, labor-intensive, emotional wringer.
Mary Ellen Callahan
Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer
June 25, 2009