FOIA request volume in FY 18 ‘well on-pace’ to break new records
By Jory Heckman, Fed. News Network Mar. 12, 2019
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy believes fiscal 2018 will mark yet another record year for the volume of new Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the public.
Justice OIP Director Melanie Ann Pustay, speaking Monday at an agency kick-off event for Sunshine Week, said the volume of requests from fiscal 2018 was “well on-pace” to exceed the previous year.
“We predict now that we will have, yet again, record high numbers of requests received and processed across the government,” Pustay said.
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