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Executive Order Brings Better FOIA Service But Little Change in Backlog

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A review of the President’s December 2005 executive order that called for improved service to Freedom of Information Act requesters shows some improved communication but little change in the federal governments huge backlog of FOIA cases. “Mixed Signals, Mixed Results,” the report from the National Security Archive, a private research group at George Washington University, said the order provided neither carrot nor stick incentive to the agencies. (3/17/08)