This report provides information on filed and resolved FOIA requests. It also addressed the following:
- DHS continued to take steps to enhance its FOIA program by focusing its efforts on eliminating the backlog of overdue requests; offering enhanced training opportunities, and deploying advanced technology.
- The DHS Privacy Office initiated several actions to ensure policy compliance and provide oversight of FOIA processing within the components.
- DHS issued guidance on the application of Exemption 6, the posting of congressional correspondence logs, and the handling of fee waivers or claims of membership in a preferential fee category.
- DHS monitored monthly and quarterly data processing statistics in its sustained effort toward closing the oldest requests.