Following Through On FOIA: Progress And Pitfalls

Following Through On FOIA: Progress And Pitfalls

Kojo explores the legal and practical questions behind filing Freedom of Information requests, and what you can expect from both federal and local authorities.

Four years after President Barack Obama pledged to make the federal government more transparent, government watchers complain about a growing backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests. But a new office under the National Archives hopes to bring some clarity to frustrated filers. Kojo explores the legal and practical challenges to filing Freedom of Information requests, and what you can expect from both federal and local authorities.

Guests

Daniel Metcalfe

Executive Director, Collaboration on Government Secrecy at American University’s Washington College of Law

Miriam Nisbet

Director, Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas Blanton

Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University

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