Federal agencies could soon face a new governmentwide guidance on how they respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, following a meeting in September.
The Justice Department Office of Information Policy announced Thursday that the Chief FOIA Officers Council will hold its second meeting on Sept. 15, 2016 to review agencies’ response to a new pilot program.
Under the “Release to One is a Release to All” pilot program initiative, seven volunteer agencies have posted their responses to FOIA requests on publicly available dot-gov websites.
“This concept would ensure that all citizens — not just those making a request — have access to information released under FOIA,” the White House Press Secretary’s Office said in a statement in June.
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