The committee recommends that the Chief FOIA Officers Council partner with the federal CIO Council "to study the utilization and deployment of FOIA technology across agencies and identify best practices and recommendations that can be implemented across agencies.
The FOIA Advisory Committee was established "in 2014 to foster [dialogue] between the Administration and the requester community, solicit public comments, and develop consensus recommendations for improving FOIA administration and proactive disclosures.
Given FOIA's many limitations and drawbacks, a forward-looking legislative approach must do more than refine the Act's request-driven strategy: it must look beyond the FOIA strategy altogether.
To make good on the promise of FOIA over the next fifty years of the Act's life, (23) this Article submits, we will need to devote greater attention and resources to a range of information-forcing mechanisms.
Accordingly, contractors should view FOIA as an asset that may provide a significant advantage when resolving a contract dispute with the government.
Here are some best practices to consider when using FOIA to obtain documents for purposes of pre-claim/litigation discovery.
Three of the Clinton-related FOIA requests in the MuckRock database have been active since March 2015.
com/article/it-took-a-foia-lawsuit-to-uncover-how-the-obama-administration-killed-foia-reform) reported that executive officials worked to undermine congressional FOIA reforms.
6) When a Washington Post journalist learned of the investigation and wanted to report on this instance of government malfeasance, he filed a FOIA request.
In both examples, which are hardly unique, journalists sought to use FOIA as it was intended, to protect the public's right to know "what [its] government is up to.
A DoD FOIA
request is a written request for DoD records that reasonably describes the record sought and it may be made by any person, including a member of the public (U.
But even as FOIA
remains vital and relevant, cultural shifts in the past 50 years have exposed its shortcomings, sometimes in ironic ways.