Agency reports (1 - 7 of 7 items) in Custom Date Range
Views on S. 586, a Bill To Amend the Privacy Act of 1974
B-130441: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Proposed legislation to amend the Privacy Act of 1974 would add several new provisions to the act that would: (1) place limits on the kinds of information agencies provide to requesters; (2) limit the number of Privacy Act requests an individual may make to an agency each year; (3) establish a minimum charge of $10.00 for materials provided to individuals under the act; (4) redefine the law enforc...
Release of General Accounting Office Draft Reports by Other Federal Agencies Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act
B-173761: Published: Feb 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Agency Compliance with Indexing and Publishing Requirements of the Freedom of Information Act
B-173761: Published: Oct 12, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
GAO responded to a letter from the Chairman, Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Committee on the Judiciary, requesting various information regarding an overdue study of Federal agency compliance with the indexing and publishing requirements of the Freedom of Information Act...
Guidance Needed If Better Freedom of Information Act Cost Reports Are Desired
GGD-83-71: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of the cost of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), particularly indirect costs such as the costs of litigation, document review, policymaking, training, and other properly allocable costs.Although GAO identified over $61 million in annual FOIA costs, its study showed that FOIA costs cannot be measured with precision due to an absence...
Systematic Review for Declassification of National Security Information--Do Benefits Exceed Costs?
LCD-81-3: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the systematic declassification review program provided for in Executive Order 12065. Under Executive Order 12065, the National Archives and Records Service (NARS) is required to review all classified records considered to be of permanent value as they become 20 years old to determine if they can be declassified. One exception is foreign government information, which mus...
Government Field Offices Should Better Implement the Freedom of Information Act
LCD-78-120: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1978.
The Freedom of Information Act provides the basic authority and procedure for the public to obtain documents and records from the Federal Government.The act has given citizens access to records not previously available. Although it is being used mostly by businesses and law firms for purposes not contemplated by the Congress, any attempt to regulate such use could also restrict use by the public....
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...