Another week of quiet improvements. For filers, the agency picker should be more helpful in getting your request to the right agency - and not getting requests to agencies that don’t accept them. We’ve also made our financial information more prominent.
MuckRock requests can now be submitted through agencies’ existing portals, making a smoother experience for both requesters and agencies alike. Plus better sorting, fewer bad agencies, improving tracking number tracking, and more.
Here is how the Department of Energy responded to the 74 questions posed by the new Trump administration
Before President Donald J. Trump even took office, the Department of Energy found itself rattled by the questions the administration was posing. In a survey that was widely reported on, the administration demanded to know everything from highest paid employees to who was involved in climate research.
In August of 1971, the White House directed the Central Intelligence Agency to conduct a “crash study of intelligence leaks” that had appeared in the press since the beginning of the Nixon Administration on January 20, 1969. That study resulted in a new proposal - an Agency created and maintained database of past and present leaks to help track their damage and identify the leakers. While ultimately successful, the creation of the database raised some unexpected questions for CIA, such as who should be responsible for it, what counted as a leak, and did the Agency care?