FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Requirements and Implementation Continue to Evolve

Melvin, Valerie C.
March 2010
GAO Reports;3/18/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article examines the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which requires federal agencies in the U.S. to provide the public with access to government information. It was found by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that there are increases in FOIA requests. Improvement plans of the agencies for their FOIA operations include goals and timetables as required by the Executive Order. Some agencies have shown progress in decreasing their backlogs of overdue requests.


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