National Security Archive Releases Report on Outdated FOIA Regulations

More than 60 percent of government agencies have failed to update their FOIA regulations since US Attorney General Eric Holder issued is 2009 FOIA memorandum, which instructed agencies to remove “bureaucratic hurdles” from FOIA processing and increase proactive disclosure. The Archive also found that more than half of the agencies had not updated their regulations since the passage of the OPEN Government Act of 2007.

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