The outsourcing of federal FOIA services / Some are concerned about lack of information on contract workers

Source: Clara Hogan, The News Media & The Law, Vol. 35, No. 3, Summer 2011

Your federal Freedom of Information Act request may not actually be processed by a government employee. With pressure for increased transparency from the Obama administration, many federal agencies, including the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, are outsourcing aspects of their FOIA services to contract workers.

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