Archive for January 25th, 2008

Friday FOIA Stuff

To provide a little bit of insight into the federal Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, process, and to encourage others to make use of it by showing just how relatively simple it is to make requests with it, I’m going to be following a number of FOIA requests from their inception all the way through to the bitter end, and posting about it once a week.

As you might recall, last week I filed four FOIA requests – two to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one to the Department of Homeland Security, and one to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense. By last Friday, I’d received a phone call about the DHS request, and was expecting form letters acknowledging the requests to the FBI. While waiting for those to arrive, I decided to file another request, this time showing the entire process involved, so people can see just how simple it really is.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on January 25th, 2008 | Comments Off on Friday FOIA Stuff