FOIA advocates worried about implementation of reforms

ICOG and other access advocates were pleased to report major improvements to the Freedom of Information Act after President Bush signed them into law late last year. But already the administration is raising eyebrows in its implementation of the changes. The administration has proposed to put the new Office of Government Information Services under the Department of Justice rather than the politically neutral National Archives and Records Administration, as required by the new law.

ICOG has signed on to letters of concern about the plan that were sent to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate earlier this month. You can read the full text of the letters here and here.