Freedom From Information Act (FFIA)

No, that is not a mistake. FFIA is the unofficial, but real operative world of bureaucracy, which has its own interpretation of the official Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For those who have wished to probe the nooks and crannies of   government at all levels, the original act provides a valuable investigative tool. What is FOIA? From the Federal website: “Enacted on July 4, 1966, and taking effect one year later, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. A FOIA request can be made for any agency record.” (snip) “Under the FOIA, agencies must disclose any information that is requested – unless that information is protected from public disclosure. The FOIA...(Read Full Article)