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Requesters give thanks to FOIA officers who released the docs

Requesters give thanks to FOIA officers who released the docs

Over the years, FOIA officers and records custodians have helped MuckRock release over three million government documents. With 2018 coming to a close, we cannot forget about those who helped make government transparency a reality this year.

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FBI's own guide to searching for records requested through FOIA confirms why you should always appeal FBI FOIA searches

FBI’s own guide to searching for records requested through FOIA confirms why you should always appeal FBI FOIA searches

A presentation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Records Management Division uncovered by Paul Galante as part of our Ronald Reagan FBI file crowdsource outline the process used by FOIA officers to search for records.

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Keep the Sunshine Week spirit alive for another year

Keep the Sunshine Week spirit alive for another year

As someone who has been threatened with jail, lawsuits, and the occasional death threat over requests I’ve filed or helped file, I understand how frustrating public records can be. But with Sunshine Week 2018 wrapped up, I think it’s worth taking note of everything that’s gone well.

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The CIA's year-long inquiry into whether employees have to pay for their own coffee

The CIA’s year-long inquiry into whether employees have to pay for their own coffee

During its 70 year history, a number of coffee-related controversies have gripped the Central Intelligence Agency - but perhaps none of them had such long-lasting impact on the caffeination of our nation’s clandestine service as a year-long inquiry into the legality of using government funds to buy CIA employees their daily pick-me-up.

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A toast to public records officers that tirelessly worked for transparency last year

A toast to public records officers that tirelessly worked for transparency last year

It’s easy to focus on the challenges of public records, but behind every successful request is somebody who helped fulfill it - often with very few resources, a challenging balance of priorities, and a desire to help share their work with the public.

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