Agencies continue to struggle with FOIA requests


Some agencies have made progress in reducing their backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests since a 2009 directive, but the logjam has increased at other agencies, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.
Only about half the 16 agencies studied in the Government Accountability Office report (PDF) managed to reduce the number of FOIA exemptions as urged by the Attorney General’s Office, the watchdog said.