The Freedom of Information Act gives citizens the right to request information from federal government agencies and the web portal,,  offers data and reports on the requests obtained and processed by the administrative agencies. Users of can also create their own reports on the processing time, fee waivers and backlog of requests by agency for Fiscal Years 2008 through 2011.

The web portal, created by the Department of Justice Office of Information Policy, also provides a direct link to the FOIA contacts by executive agency and  features detailed guidance on how and where to make a FOIA request.


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