Wednesday, June 21, 2006

US- Agency FOIA Improvement Plans Presented

from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2006, Issue No. 71
June 19, 2006


In a December 14, 2005 Executive Order, President Bush directed
government agencies to review their Freedom of Information Act
programs, evaluate their performance, and develop plans to
reduce backlogs and improve efficiency. Details

Those plans were due on June 14 and some of them, not all, have
now been published by the Department of Justice Office of
Information and Privacy. Details.

You may remember I reported on the Executive Order last year, the Coalition of journalists for Open Government have produced an analysis document that expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the order, that fell well short of the proposed Open Government Bill. My post on the Executive order from last year.

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