Category «Freedom of Information»

FOIA Facts: New FOIA Provisions Take Effect

Scott A. Hodes discusses two sections (Section 6 and 7) of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 that just went into effect, and the problems that will be encountered by requesters trying to use them to their advantage.

Subjects: Freedom of Information

FOIA Facts: Expanding the FOIA

Scott A. Hodes highlights the recent introduction of legislation that would eliminate the FOIA shield for the Smithsonian Institute, and the continued lack of transparency when dealing with other federal agencies.

Subjects: Columns, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

FOIA Facts: My Proposals for the FOIA

Following up on the passage earlier this year of the OPEN Government Act of 2007, FOIA expert Scott A. Hodes make two proposals absent from the law, but which would help FOIA requesters.

Subjects: Columns, Congress, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

FOIA Facts: The Impact of the OPEN Government Act of 2007

Now that Congress has passed and the President has signed the FOIA Amendments known as the OPEN Government Act of 2007, many wonder what the new law does and doesn’t do for FOIA requesters. Scott A. Hodes reviews the major provisions of the new law and how it will or won’t affect FOIA requesters.

Subjects: FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

FOIA Facts – FOIA Litigation: When A Loss Isn’t Always A Loss

According to Scott A. Hodes, bringing a FOIA case often results in a more timely release of information, more information being released then the agency would have released if it wasn’t in litigation and more information going to the requester about agency decisions and withheld documents.

Subjects: E-Government, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

FOIA – Social Security Administration presentations

This set of presentations is from the Social Security Administration, obtained by an LLRX.com reader, via a FOIA request. It was developed as a top-level summary type internal briefing for SSA managers on FOIA.

Subjects: Freedom of Information

FOIA Facts: Rapid Response Team for FOIA

Scott A. Hodes recommends that federal government FOIA offices implement a rapid response team to deal with FOIA requests that are likely to lead to litigation in the short run.

Subjects: FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources

Commentary: Biodefense and the Freedom of Information Act

Beth Wellington’s commentary takes an in-depth look at the divergent positions and issues associated with FOIA and biodefense related appropriations and legislation, from the perspective of legislators, public interest groups and journalists.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Terrorism

The Government Domain: Information Checks and Balances

The Government Domain

Information Checks and Balances

By Peggy Garvin

Peggy Garvin of Garvin Information Consulting is author of The United States Government Internet Manual (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills (TheCapitol.Net).

Subjects: Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain
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