From FederalNewsRadio.com: New technologies and the cloud are making it easier for agencies to deal with the onslaught of Freedom of Information Act requests they've been receiving over the last few years.
FOIA-in-the-cloud is a growing trend among agencies that need to ease the paper and cost burdens.
Edith Pemberton, the manager of Information Management and Customer Relations at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said the housing crisis over the last few years has had a huge impact in the number of FOIA requests.
Read More… from Cloud gives agencies a leg up in FOIA deluge
Sunshine Week 2012 Events
Events around the country have been posted and we encourage you to not only add yours to the list, but also send photos, links, PDFs and other coverage. Federal, state and local lawmakers, as well as open government experts have contributed opinion columns on topics relevant to Sunshine Week. Editorial cartoons donated by the artists can be used by anyone for free in relation to their Sunshine Week coverage. Also posted is an infographic created by McClatchy-Tribune Graphics for anyone to use March 11-17.
Read More… from NFOIC’s FOI Friday for March 9, 2012