Pentagon may limit information requests handled by outside firms

From Bloomberg:

The U.S. Defense Department has drafted regulations identifying Freedom of Information Act work that can’t be outsourced to contractors.
The Pentagon describes 11 tasks as “inherently governmental” and off-limits to vendors who help handle the agency’s FOIA requests, according to the proposal obtained by Bloomberg.
The rules make clear that agency employees rather than contractors should be approving FOIA policies, interpreting requests for information, and conducting FOIA training in certain cases.