Thursday, January 19, 2012

Agencies demo one-stop FOIA portal

"Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve the efficiency and transparency of their jobs.

When the portal goes live in October, it should "meet all the requirements that any FOIA office big or small would have to deal with," said National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Government Information Services Director Miriam Nisbet in an interview with Federal News Radio.

For example, she said, it is being "built to accommodate all the reporting requirements that agencies have to deal with and do annually for the Department of Justice," which oversees agency compliance with the open-records law."

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