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How's government doing on FOIA? Depends on whom you ask

Posted: March 16, 2011 | Tags: FOIA, Freedom of Information, John Podesta, Judicial Watch, Sarah Cohen, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sunshine Week

Someone once said that the two most important words in the English language are: “It depends.”

And at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the Freedom of Information Act it was clear that how the government is doing on FOIA depends on who is answering the question. (See hearing testimony here.)

“Agencies have made real progress in applying the presumption of openness, improving the efficiency of their FOIA processes, reducing their backlogs of pending FOIA requests, expanding their use of technology, and making more information available proactively,” Melanie Pustay, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy ...

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