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About Contributing Documents

by FOIA Project Staff

FOIAproject.org provides a home for comprehensive information on all federal FOIA decisions, whether on initial FOIA requests, administrative appeals, or FOIA lawsuits. You can support this community effort by contributing FOIA correspondence and FOIA court documents in cases you have been involved in.
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About the FOIA Project

by FOIA Project Staff

The goal of FOIAproject.org is to provide the public with timely and complete information about every instance in which the federal government grants or withholds records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Updated daily, this “FOIA accountability engine” now includes detailed information on every case that challenges government withholding in federal court. And we have started expanding coverage to decisions on FOIA administrative requests on an agency-by-agency basis.
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About the Freedom of Information Act

by FOIA Project Staff

The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 to improve public access to government records. While the law established an important principle, there is wide agreement the FOIA’s administrative process has many flaws, with federal agencies frequently resisting its mandates by either refusing to provide properly requested records or ignoring the requirements that the documents be made available within specified time periods.
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About TRAC

by FOIA Project Staff

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a research center at Syracuse University. TRAC was established in 1989 in order to obtain detailed information from various federal agencies under the FOIA, check its accuracy and completeness and make the data available to the public through its two web sites, TRAC and TRACFed.
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Comments Policy

by FOIA Project Staff

The FOIA Project encourages the use of this blog for conversations around general issues of the Freedom of Information Act as well as specific cases. This Comments Policy is intended to foster such conversations.
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Contact Us

by FOIA Project Staff

We have separate forms if you are interested in volunteering or making a suggestion. If you are inquiring about why a comment did not appear, please take a moment to review our Comments Policy.
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