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The federal government can become more environmentally friendly and more efficient by taking the relatively undemanding step of creating a system which automatically saves, catalogues and organizes all electronically created records in electronic format.
According to government agencies themselves, every year federal departments and agencies cite roughly 140 statutes to deny thousands of requests for information; our coalition (the Sunshine in Government Initiative) estimates that more than 240 are on the books. The agencies themselves are often the originators of these new legislative loopholes. Recommendation: Any new statutory exemptions proposed or supported by ...more »
Each agency should allow the public to request that information be made routinely available to the public, and that request should obligate the agency to respond.
Instruct agencies to post more information online based on requests from the public and frequently requested categories of information requested under FOIA.
Direct agencies to use online communications tools to help resolve disputes over FOIA requests, including internal agency appeals processes and through mediation provided by the new Office of Government Information Services (OGIS).