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2013 Freedom of Information Act Report

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DHS Privacy Office, 2013 Freedom of Information Act Report (Feb. 2014) (full-text).


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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.

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