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FOIA News: Agencies could face govermentwide change in FOIA response policy

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Agencies could face govermentwide change in FOIA response policy

By Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio, August 19, 2016

Federal agencies could soon face a new governmentwide guidance on how they respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, following a meeting in September.

The Justice Department Office of Information Policy announced Thursday that the Chief FOIA Officers Council will hold its second meeting on Sept. 15 to review agencies’ response to a new pilot program.

Under the “Release to One is a Release to All” pilot program initiative, seven volunteer agencies have posted their responses to FOIA requests on publicly available dot-gov websites.

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