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Happy Birthday, FOIA!

As we head into the July 4th weekend, it is a great time to think about the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. But July 4 th is more than a day that we celebrate our country’s birth – this year, it is also FOIA’s 45th birthday!   On July 4, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson […]

Sunshine Week 2011: Catching Up With OGIS

Last week – March 14-18 – was Sunshine Week. Did you feel the glow? This annual initiative, which coincides with national FOI Day and James Madison’s birthday (March 16), is designed to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of information and open government. Why is Sunshine Week celebrated on Madison’s birthday? Besides being instrumental […]