FOIA Portal Opens with a New Name: FOIAonline

Yesterday marked the public opening of the highly-anticipated FOIA Portal. The project, which makes it easy for members of the public to make and track requests for government records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with assistance from the Department of Commerce and the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), launched with a new moniker – FOIAonline and with three new agencies participating: the Department of Treasury; the Merit Systems Protection Board; and the Federal Labor Relations Board.

Users can create an account to keep easily up with their FOIA requests. The service also lets users search across participating agencies for similar FOIA requests, and all documents released on the topic. Additionally, users can run reports to monitor the backlogs of participating agencies, their average processing time, and more over any time period. Learn more by viewing our infographic.

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