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FOIA News: Requesters eclipsed by NASA's intransigence, says Motherboard

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Getting NASA to Comply With Simple FOIA Requests Is a Nightmare

NASA often refuses to complete Freedom of Information Act requests using the excuse that it is "unclear what specific NASA records you are requesting."

By Joseph Cox & Jason Koebler, Motherboard, Aug. 22, 2017

Trying to effectively use the Freedom of Information Act can be hell. Maybe a police department will demand a ridiculous and seemingly arbitrary fee to collect records, or perhaps an agency simply won't respond to requests.

Judging by Motherboard's own requests as well as those from Freedom of Information organizations, one government body in particular stands out for turning FOIA requests into a nightmare: NASA.

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