Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Recommendations)

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For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-71-2

 

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, expresses important policies with respect to the availability to the public of records of Federal agencies. To achieve free access to and prompt production...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-68-3 

 

The Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules (2 CFR ch. I) should be an accurate and complete listing of United States Code provisions cited as rulemaking authority in executive agency documents...

For the project report click here: https://www.acus.gov/report/project-report-recommendation-68-2

 

The manual at present falls short of its goal because the narrative text submitted by some of the agencies is outdated, unrevealing, cumbersome, or otherwise deficient. The text should be rewritten at a...

This draft recommendation will be discussed at the April 7, 2014, meeting of the Committee on Collaborative Governance.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)[1] makes available to any person, upon request, any reasonably described agency record that is not exempt under nine specified categories.  Congress has stated: “disclosure, not secrecy, is the dominant objective of the Act.”[2]  FOIA...