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DoD IG Signals Shift in FOIA Policy

August 18, 2016

In June, the DoD IG announced that, "[i]n an effort to create greater transparency, DoD OIG will proactively redact and post reports and select administrative investigations," rather than requiring FOIA requests for them. Along with the recent amendments to FOIA, which require agencies to "make available for public inspection in an electronic format" records "that have been requested three or more times," the IG's decision is likely to increase the amount of information available to the public regarding IG reports, which in the past have included investigations of major defense programs.

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