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It's a Celebration!

FRI, JULY 18, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

In addition to the recent Fourth of July holiday, the DOI FOIA Policy Office has something else to celebrate: its highly anticipated release of an completely updated DOI FOIA Handbook! Read More >


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DOJ Shoots and Scores!

TUE, JULY 1, 2014, 03:08 PM EST

One of the most frequently used chapters in DOJ's FOIA Guide, discussing Exemption 5, has been updated. Read More >


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We'll Get Right to the Point: Check Out Our 2014 Chief FOIA Officer Report

THU, MARCH 13, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

Spring is here and crews are finally removing the scaffolds that have encased the Washington Monument. Similarly, the DOI FOIA Policy Office's 2014 Chief FOIA Report brings down scaffolds and gets right to the point to look back at a year of FOIA at DOI. Read More >


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Our FY13 Annual FOIA Report is Showroom Ready

WED, FEBRUARY 12, 2014, 02:24 PM EST

Annual FOIA Reports have been around for a while. However, they're no less useful in gauging an agency's FOIA administration. After a little exterior detailing, our FY13 Annual FOIA Report is showroom ready. Read More >


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Warm News on a Cold Day

TUE, JANUARY 28, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

Take a break from checking out the Department of the Interior's Instagram feed and check out the updated list of Exemption 3 statutes that's hot off the press! Read More >


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DOJ's FOIA Guide is Approaching the Finish Line

MON, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, 03:24 PM EST

After a marathon effort, DOJ's FOIA Guide is fast approaching the finish line. Read More >


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DOJ's Recent Updates to the FOIA Guide May Win the MVP Award!

FRI, AUGUST 9, 2013, 01:04 PM EST

In the world of acronyms, MVP can stand for many different things. When discussing DOJ's recent updates to the FOIA Guide, however, MVP clearly stands for "Most Valuable Player." Read More >


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DOJ's FOIA Guide Gets a Tune Up!

FRI, JULY 19, 2013, 09:36 AM EST

Even the best guidance needs an update to keep things running smoothly. The DOJ has continued its work on its iconic FOIA Guide by releasing two new Guide chapters. Read More >


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Hot Off the Digital Press: a New DOJ FOIA Guide Chapter on Exemption 7(E)

WED, MAY 1, 2013, 08:59 AM EST

The serial format of the novel soared in popularity during the Victorian period. Today's FOIA professionals have a reason to cheer serials, as well: DOJ OIP has released another chapter in its serial update of the DOJ Guide to the FOIA. Read More >


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Is it Confidential? You Can Read Our New Exemption 4 Nutshell for Guidance

FRI, MARCH 22, 2013, 01:38 PM EST

When you have reason to suspect or believe that information responsive to a FOIA request may be protected under Exemption 4, the DOI FOIA Policy Office's "Exemption 4 in a Nutshell" can help you. Read More >


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A New Chapter begins for DOJ's FOIA Guide

WED, MARCH 13, 2013, 01:30 PM EST

Ready for updated guidance on Exemption 2? Your wait is over. Read More >


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Hello, Sunshine Week 2013!

MON, MARCH 11, 2013, 01:05 PM EST

Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." DOI has posted its 2013 Chief FOIA Officer Report online to kick off Sunshine Week 2013. Read More >


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It's Final! A New and Improved Departmental Manual Chapter on FOIA

TUE, FEBRUARY 19, 2013, 10:43 AM EST

A new website? Check. New FOIA regulations? Check. A new Departmental Manual chapter on FOIA? Yes! Read More >


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They're Final! DOI FOIA Regulations are Now in Effect

WED, JANUARY 30, 2013, 09:49 AM EST

The wait is over! Grab a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to peruse DOI's new FOIA regulations. Read More >


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OIP to Host its Second FOIA Training Video Conference

MON, JANUARY 14, 2013, 01:51 PM EST

Need FOIA training but cannot travel? No problem. Refresh your coffee cup and tune in! Read More >


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The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy Announces FY 2013 FOIA Training Opportunities

THU, DECEMBER 20, 2012, 03:39 PM EST

FREE FOIA training? Yes! Registration is just a click away. Read More >


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New Guidance on Implementing FOIA's Statutory Exclusions

MON, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012, 04:04 PM EST

Are you familiar with FOIA's three statutory exclusions? Read More >


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DOI's Proposed New FOIA Regulations Available for Review and Comment

FRI, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012, 04:23 PM EST

Our proposed new FOIA regulations await your comments! Read More >


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OMB Issues the Managing Government Records Directive

MON, AUGUST 27, 2012, 04:35 PM EST

OMB's directive will serve as a framework for improving the effectiveness of Federal records management programs. Read More >