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For the Record: Celebrate the Fourth with FOIA

Get in the spirit of the holidays by making your own public records request or taking some inspiration from your fellow MuckRockers.

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Explore the Department of Defense’s list of received FOIA requests

Explore the Department of Defense’s list of received FOIA requests

The U.S. Department of Defense reported receiving more than 57,000 Freedom of Information Act requests across 33 components last year. Want to know what these requesters were looking to get? Check the FOIA log.

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On FOIA's birthday, FOIAonline goes dark for a bit - here's our plan

On FOIA’s birthday, FOIAonline goes dark for a bit - here’s our plan

The team behind FOIAonline has been hard at work on “FOIAonline 3.0,” an upgraded version of the federal government’s official FOIA portal. As their team migrates to the new platform over the next week, we’ll delay some requests in cases where we think that delay will speed up the process for users.

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The fireworks are over - let the FOIAs begin!

The fireworks are over - let the FOIAs begin!

The 4th of July is not only America’s birthday, it’s also the date the federal Freedom of Information Act was signed into law. Here’s some suggestions for requests you can file to help keep your government open, transparent, and accessible.

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