On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act of 2016.
The new law revises FOIA to codify the Obama Administration’s policy that executives agencies adopt a presumption that openness prevails. Among other changes, the act also calls for the creation of a new consolidated online FOIA portal permitting a single point of entry to request documents from any agency.
These changes have the potential to increase the number of FOIA requests and the codification of the presumption of openness may make it more difficult for contractors to object to the public release of contract-related information and other agency records.
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