October 1, 2010 Leave a comment
Last summer, we happened to be looking for some agency success stories about FOIA request backlog reduction, and we thought we’d found one at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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April 21, 2010 Leave a comment
FOIA followers have read that the aggregate government-wide FOIA backlog is down from about 157,000 to about 102,000 requests, a reduction of about 35 percent. (We’ll use round numbers for ease of reading.) This statistic shows broad improvements.
This must be a general trend of agencies getting the message and doing a better job, right? Wrong.
The Department of Homeland Security accounts for all of the backlog reductions.