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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: Dissemination of Technical Reports
GAO-01-490: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS), which is a permanent repository and principal disseminator of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. NTIS acquires research reports primarily from federal agencies and their contractors and grantees as well as from international sources. GAO discusses (1) the various funct...
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...
Banks and Thrifts: Cause of Federal Regulators' Delays in Releasing Timely Call Report Data
IMTEC-91-26BR: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) federal bank and thrift regulators' automated processes for collecting, producing, and distributing call report data; and (2) causes of and regulators' responses to recent delays experienced in releasing such information.GAO found that: (1) banks and thrifts transmitted the data electronically via computer links or sent it manua...
Federal Statistics: Merchandise Trade Statistics--Some Observations
OCE-89-1BR: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1989.
GAO analyzed the nation's foreign trade statistics system, focusing on: (1) the timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of merchandise trade statistics; (2) possible shortcomings in the trade statistics collection and reporting system; and (3) possible areas of improvement.GAO found that: (1) variations in processing lags from month to month, from port to port, and between exports and imports...