GAO Report on Freedom of Infomation Requests

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 25, 2002

A new GAO report, Information Management: Update on Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act Amendments, indicates that agencies throughout the government are experiencing significant backlogs in the responding to requests. In addition, the GAO noted that part of the problem stems from the fact that government sites have not kept pace with the publication of data their websites, in accordance with The Electronic FOIA (E-FOIA) Amendments (P.L. 104-231).

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