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IRS improperly withheld information in 12 percent of FOIA requests, TIGTA says

The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information in about 12 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests that were reviewed in a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

Transparency group claims the CIA is withholding torture documents

The Central Intelligence Agency has improperly classified and withheld documents related its post-9/11 interrogation practices according to a complaint filed by

DOE didn't let political appointees influence FOIA requests, IG says

The Energy Department didn't let political appointees interfere with how Freedom of Information Act requests were processed in fiscal 2014, says a recently released DOE inspector general report.

NARA re-evaluating deadline for agency email records management systems, official says

The National Archives and Records Administration is communicating with agencies to see if they'll be able to meet the December 2016 deadline to develop systems to manage email records, a top NARA official said during an Aug. 26 presentation at the 930gov Conference in Washington, D.C.

Agency watchdog finds NRC political appointees didn't interfere with FOIA requests

Congress requested that the NRC inspector general make sure that political appointees, also known as non-career officials, had not interfered with the FOIA process and inhibited transparency.

Aftergood: New librarian of Congress could bring LOC into the digital future

Librarian of Congress James Billington is set to retire in January and government transparency expert Steven Aftergood says the change in leadership presents an opportunity for the agency to enter the digital age and make more records available online.

DOJ launches program to open up FOIA request responses to the public

The Justice Department launched a new pilot program to be tested at seven agencies that would open up Freedom of Information Act responses to everyone, not just the requester.

Aftergood says CRS reports should be public, others warn of unintended consequences

A transparency advocate says the Congressional Research Service should be able to release its reports publicly just like its sister organization, the Congressional Budget Office, but others caution that could have unintended consequences.

PSC supports NARA unclassified information rule, but with some caveats

The Professional Services Council on Tuesday came out in support of a new National Archives and Records Administration rule that lays out how agencies should deal with unclassified information that still has some restrictions placed on it.

Archives clears up FOIA website confusion

With the launch of the openFOIA website last month, the National Archives and Records Administration has laid out what information requesters and Freedom of Information Act office workers can get from the three main FOIA-related federal websites.