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FOIA Introduction

FOIA Basics

NEW - Effective FOIA Requesting for Everyone - A National Security Archive Guide
Making the FOIA Work for You
Follow a Request Through the FOIA Process (pdf)
Classification of Government Information
Noteworthy News Stories Made Possible by FOIA Documents
Government Guidance, Directives and Statistics on FOIA
Legislative History of FOIA
Archive's Litigation (coming soon)
International FOIA
FOIA Links
Declassification, Reclassification, and Redeclassification (PowerPoint - 14 MB)

 

Archive's Audits of FOIA Administration

2008/03/16
Mixed Signals, Mixed Results: How President Bush's Executive Order on FOIA Failed to Deliver - The Knight Open Government Survey

Two Years Later, Freedom of Information Order Still Has Not Produced All That It Promised

2007/07/02
40 Years of FOIA, 20 Years of Delay

Knight Open Government Survey by National Security Archive finds agencies mislead Congress on oldest requests

2007/03/12
File Not Found: Agencies Violate Law on Online Information

The Knight Open Government Survey

2006/03/14
Pseudo-Secrets
A Freedom of Information Audit of the U.S. Government's Policies on Sensitive Unclassified Information

2006/03/12
A FOIA Request Celebrates Its 17th Birthday
A Report on Federal Agency FOIA Backlog

2003/11/17
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
The National Security Archive Freedom of Information Act Audit, Part II: The Ten Oldest Pending FOIA Requests

2003/07/04
The Freedom of Information Act on Its 37th Birthday
More than 2 million FOIA requests filed at a yearly cost of just over $1 per citizen.
National Security Archive releases selection of "Top Twenty" news stories based on the FOIA

2003/03/14
The Ashcroft Memo: "Drastic" Change or "More Thunder Than Lightning"?
The National Security Archive Freedom of Information Act Audit, Part I: The Ashcroft Memo

2001/07/04
Analysis of Selected Agencies’ Annual Reports for FOIA for Fiscal Years 1998-2000
(Microsoft PowerPoint, 1.8MB)


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