The Resource Freedom of Information Act : agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives

Freedom of Information Act : agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives

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Freedom of Information Act : agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
Title
Freedom of Information Act
Title remainder
agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
Title variation
Agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), federal agencies must generally provide access to their information, enabling the public to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure proper implementation, the act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General on their processing of FOIA requests. For fiscal year 2006, agencies were also to report on their progress in implementing plans to improve FOIA operations, as directed by a December 2005 Executive Order. A major goal of the order was reducing backlogs of overdue FOIA requests (the statute requires an agency to respond to requests within 20 or, in some cases, 30 working days with a determination on whether it will provide records). For this study, GAO was asked, among other things, to determine trends in FOIA processing and agencies' progress in addressing backlogs of overdue FOIA requests since implementing their improvement plans. To do so, GAO analyzed 21 agencies' annual reports and additional statistics
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Freedom of information
  • Administrative agencies
Label
Freedom of Information Act : agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 15, 2008)
  • "March 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-344."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17583532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 87 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/15/08: http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-344 ; current access available via PURL
Label
Freedom of Information Act : agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 15, 2008)
  • "March 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-344."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17583532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 87 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/15/08: http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-344 ; current access available via PURL

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