Freedom of information (81 - 88 of 88 items)
GSA's Draft Report on Freedom of Information Act Indexing and Publishing Practices
LCD-78-126B: Published: Jul 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1978.
A General Services Administration (GSA) study of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indexing and publishing practices in Federal Agencies was monitored. The report recommended that the oversight responsibility of the Department of Justice should be clarified and that either it or another appropriate agency should be assigned certain responsibilities; however, this recommendation had no addresse...
Data on Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act Provided by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
LCD-78-119: Published: Jun 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1978.
In response to a congressional inquiry, information was obtained about 13 federal agencies' implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Since few agencies maintained detailed records on the cost of implementing the two acts or the types of requesters, this information was generally provided by some combination of facts, estimates, and projections, and the accuracy of the...
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling and Responsiveness to Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Requests
105692: Apr 10, 1978
Because of increasing requests for information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, there was a need for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to improve its organizational structure and processing procedures. Improvements have been made in processing requests and responsiveness to requesters, but further changes are needed. A project to eliminate the backlog of requests within 1...
Timeliness and Completeness of FBI Responses to Requests Under Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Have Improved
GGD-78-51: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
The Freedom of Information Act directed that the public have access to the information in the files of executive branch agencies, with certain exceptions. Because of dissatisfaction with the way the act was implemented, Congress amended it to limit the government's authority to withhold certain kinds of information, strengthen the public's right to obtain information from federal records, and spee...
Administrative Markings by Agencies Not Restricting GAO Access to Government Documents
LCD-78-109: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.
While most Federal agencies use administrative markings and other identification codes to restrict access to Government documents, a poll of GAO operating divisions did not reveal any specific instance where these markings restricted access to documents. This does not preclude the possibility that, in some instances, data were not made available because of a management decision not to release for...
Hearings and Legislation
091006: Jan 1, 1974
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Fall 1974...
Protest of Army Contract Award
B-176311: Published: Oct 26, 1973. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1973.
No summary is currently available...