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FOIA News: DOJ launches FOIA request portal

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Department of Justice launches new FOIA.gov to kick off Sunshine Week

By Alex Howard, Sunlight Foundation, Mar. 8, 2018

As mandated by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 the United States of America has built and launched a new website for the public to make Freedom of Information Act requests at FOIA.gov, responding to the feedback and recommendations of transparency advocates, journalists and technologists as the site was built in the open online.

One of the reforms in the 2016 law directed the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Justice Department to build a “consolidated online request portal that allows a member of the public to submit a request for records under subsection (a) to any agency from a single website.”

There’s been a long and winding road to get here.

Read more here.