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FOIA

(Freedom Of Information Act) A U.S. government rule that states that public information shall be delivered within 10 days of request.
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Request that OGIS conduct an assessment of the methods undertaken by agencies to prepare documents for posting on agency FOIA reading rooms.
Recommendations to the archivist also highlight the need to collect data to better understand precisely how agencies conduct FOIA searches of electronic records.
Add up these points, and one might find that FOIA ultimately serves to legitimate the lion's share of government secrecy while delegitimating and debilitating government itself.
FOIA is reactionary in a straightforward, procedural sense insofar as disclosure is driven by requests for preexisting records.
There is always a chance that a FOIA request may reveal a "smoking gun" that fully demonstrates entitlement.
Additionally, because an agency's document collection and review process for FOIA arises in a different context than traditional discovery--and potentially well before discovery would commence--a contractor might receive documents through FOIA that would not have otherwise been identified and/or produced during the discovery phase of litigation.
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Despite adding dozens of staffers to its FOIA offices, the State Department argued in court that it would take (http://www.
Instead, this Article proposes a targeted and aggressive policy of requiring government agencies to affirmatively disclose sets of records that are the subject of routine FOIA requests--a surprisingly large number of the documents sought by commercial requesters.
The FDA is not alone in having trouble responding to journalists' FOIA requests.
The first key is to recognize that the FOIA is a federal law that represents a mechanism for individuals to ask questions of the government and federal agencies, such as the DoD.
FOIA and its analogous state records laws have made possible stories revealing the inner workings of government through politicians' correspondence, policy memos, internal reports and other texts compiled without the input of press secretaries and other handlers.