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FOIA News: SEC receives FOIA award

Allan BlutsteinComment

SEC FOIA Office Receives Award for Exceptional Service


Washington D.C., March 13, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its Office of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Services was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice for “exceptional service” by FOIA professionals. 

The award to a team of 28 professionals recognized their work in handling a growing volume of FOIA requests while reducing the office’s backlog. Between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2016, FOIA requests to the SEC rose by 38 percent while the number of completed requests in that period increased by 40 percent. 

Read SEC's full press release here.