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Freedom of Information Act: Agencies Are Implementing Requirements but Additional Actions Are Needed

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U.S. Agency for Global Media The Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors should update and publish comprehensive FOIA regulations that include requirements established by law and Justice guidance. (Recommendation 3)

The U.S. Agency for Global Media (formally known as the Broadcasting Board of Governors) performed a comprehensive review of its FOIA regulations and updated its regulations in accordance with GAO's recommendation. The agency anticipates publishing proposed updates for notice and comment in spring 2020, followed by a final rule. As of September 2022, the agency's FOIA regulations had not been published on the Federal Register.

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