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Lesson #2: Be Specific, But Not Too Specific

TL;DR: Tailor your request to save work for the records officer -- and save costs -- but being too specific could backfire. Following up on FOIA Lesson #1, in which I described the first lesson I learned since beginning my FOIA journey -- seek out a central repository for the information you are seeking, rather … Continue reading Lesson #2: Be Specific, But Not Too Specific

Lesson #1: My First FOIA & What I Learned From It

This is the first in a series of blog posts on lessons learned since I began my FOIA journey.   TL;DR: Go straight to the source. Learn if there is an agency that serves as a central repository for the information you are seeking, and send the request to them. I first became enthralled by … Continue reading Lesson #1: My First FOIA & What I Learned From It