US Science And Tech Office Adopts Separate FOIA Rules

Law360, San Francisco (June 3, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The federal Office of Science and Technology Policy is rolling out new rules for responding to Freedom of Information Request Acts that provide more defined guidelines for electronic news outlets and freelance reporters and allow it to provide electronic documents when asked, the office announced Monday.

The office, which advises President Barack Obama and his staff on scientific and technical matters, adopted the FOIA rules to comply with two 2009 memos issued by Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder urging federal agencies toward more transparency and...
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