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Main Title 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. {electronic resource} :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-344
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 223975629
Subjects United States.--Freedom of Information Act
Subject Added Ent Freedom of information--Government policy--United States; Administrative agencies--United States--Rules and practice
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/18/2008
Collation iii, 87 p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on April 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." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes 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.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives.
Alternate Title Agencies are making progress in reducing backlog, but additional guidance is needed
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080415101253
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-344
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03019nam 2200421Ia 45020