FOIA hub aims to traffic frequent requests

The task of fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests has dogged requestors and the government workers who respond to them since the law was passed in 1966. But a new site under construction could help make the process easier for requesters and lighten the load for government.

Announced in September, the alpha is an open source site built by 18F, the digital services group within the General Services Administration charged with helping agencies meet their mission by developing digital and web services.

Although it’s still very much in the early phases, a prototype of the request process demonstrates how the process will work: Continue>>>