Information management (1 - 9 of 9 items)
Freedom of Information Act: DHS Has Taken Steps to Enhance Its Program, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness
GAO-09-260: Published: Mar 20, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2009.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal agencies to generally provide the public with access to government information. In December 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13392, to improve agencies' FOIA processing. The order required each agency to review its operations and develop plans for improvement. Since its establishment, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acc...
Freedom of Information Act: Agencies Are Making Progress in Reducing Backlog, but Additional Guidance Is Needed
GAO-08-344: Published: Mar 14, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2008.
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), federal agencies must generally provide access to their information, enabling the public to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure proper implementation, the act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General on their processing of FOIA requests. For fiscal year 2006, agencies were also to report on their progres...
Information Management: Freedom of Information Act Fee and Fee Waiver Processing at the Department of Energy
GAO-05-405: Published: May 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2005.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public the right to access information about the federal government. In addressing requests for information, agencies have the authority to assess fees for certain categories of requesters to cover the costs of locating and copying records, as well as discretion to waive fees if specific criteria are met. GAO was asked to determine, for fiscal year 2...
Information Management: Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act
GAO-05-648T: Published: May 11, 2005. Publicly Released: May 11, 2005.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure appropriate implementation, the act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General, providing specific information about their FOIA operations. GAO has reported pr...
Information Management: Update on Freedom of Information Act Implementation Status
GAO-04-257: Published: Feb 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2004.
Based on principles of openness and accountability in government, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To ensure appropriate implementation of FOIA, Congress requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General informatio...
Information Management: Update on Implementation of the 1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments
GAO-02-493: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2002.
The 1966 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) established the public's right of access to government information, on the basis of openness and accountability. The 1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act (e-FOIA) Amendments extended these principles to include electronic access to information. Under the act, the Department of Justice provides implementing guidance to agencies. In addition, agencies...
Information Management: Progress in Implementing the 1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments
GAO-01-378: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments, known as e-FOIA, require federal agencies to make certain types of information available for public inspection. GAO reviewed 25 federal agencies and found that they have implemented many of the e-FOIA provisions. However, agencies have not made all required documents electronically available. Furthermore, the Department of Justice and other fed...
Further Improvements Needed in Department of Defense Oversight of Special Access (Carve-Out) Contracts
GGD-83-43: Published: Feb 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1983.
GAO completed a review of the security requirements and administration of Department of Defense (DOD) carve-out contracts as part of its continuing review of national security information. Carve-out contracts are those special access contracts for which the Defense Investigative Service (DIS) has been relieved of security inspection responsibility and the cognizant DOD component is responsible for...
H.R. 6410, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
111525: Feb 7, 1980
Proposed legislation, H.R. 6410, would create a central office in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responsible for setting Government-wide information policies and for providing oversight for the agencies' information management activities. The activities covered by the bill include reports clearance and paperwork control, statistics, privacy, automatic data processing, telecommunications...