Justice Department forum to focus on tech, best practices
May 7, 2010 Leave a comment
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy will convene agency “working groups” to encourage them to learn from one another about best FOIA practices, OIP announced. The first group will focus on technology applications in FOIA processing, while the second will discuss best practices generally in implementing FOIA.
This effort has merit: much of the trainings for FOIA personnel have given relatively little opportunity for agency personnel to discuss what they do and learn from their peers. These groups would be most effective if they could document some of the biggest challenges agencies face and practical lessons from those who have dealt with them successfully. The more practical, the better.