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Last week was quiet, with only one new user facing feature (although one we think will enable some other cool stuff in the near future). If you’d like to hear the latest about what we’re up to and happen to be at IRE this year, come say hi!
Our contest to crowdsource #RummysSnowflakes is officially over, so now it’s a time to congratulate the winners and see the results!
The Securities and Exchange Commission receives thousands of FOIA requests each year - over 13,000 during the last one - and yet they managed to walk away the winner of MuckRock’s annual FOIA March Madness competition for the second year running. Other departments, though, have also provided some sort of response, and they’ve done so with variation; we’ll take a look at some of those differences here.
In January, thanks to a five-year fight by the National Security Archive, the Pentagon began releasing massive troves of Donald Rumsfeld’s memos, so copious that they developed their own legendary status within the Armed Forces. Now you can explore the early days of the War on Terror - and potentially earn free MuckRock requests and even swag - by helping analyze the release.