FOIA March Madness: The Semi-finals

Find out which of the 64 starting agencies made it into our FOIA Final Four

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

After the bloodbath of last round that separated the Junior Clerks from the Senior Information Specialists, the FOIA March(es) Madness(es) Semifinals turned into an all-out slugfest between some of the the most responsive agencies in public records. Here’s who made it to the Final Four.

As a reminder, for match-ups where both had provided responsive materials, we judged base on the comprehensiveness (number of pages, scope), with actual releases beating out links.

So, who’s still in this thing?

Admin It to Win It

(Common) Good Sports

The Protection (b)Racket

Workers’ Comp(etition)

Credit where it’s due, these agencies made several of these match-ups nearly too close to call, with the clash of bureaucratic titans between the USDA and the GSA coming down to mere pages. Strong showings all around.

But in the end, there can only be one. Here it is, what all of the #FOIA hashtag has been waiting for …

FOIA Final Four

Check back in two weeks for the Final Four, whereupon we’ll name the MRFO (Most Responsive FOIA Office), and the winner of our 25 request grand prize!


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