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FOIA News: Recap of Chief FOIA Officers Council meeting

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FOIA council seeks level playing field for ‘overwhelming’ IT acquisition process

By Jory Heckman, Fed. News Network, Aug. 5, 2019

Faced with another record-breaking year of new Freedom of Information Act requests, a governmentwide council of FOIA officers has recommended leveling the playing field for agencies struggling to modernize their IT amid a surging workload.

The Chief FOIA Officers Council’s technology subcommittee has recommended adding commercial, off-the-shelf FOIA and records management software to the General Services Administration’s schedules program, giving agencies an opportunity to purchase these tools without having to shop around for the best deal.

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