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Guidance Needed If Better Freedom of Information Act Cost Reports Are Desired

GGD-83-71 Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
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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.

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Administrative costsAgency reportsCost analysisFreedom of informationInformation systemsInvestigations into federal agenciesLitigationReporting requirementsOverhead costsCost estimates