Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and KOMpliance

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records.

Enacted in 1966, and taking effect on July 5, 1967, 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.

FOIA allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by United States Government agencies, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, and defines exemptions and exclusions to the statute.

How KOMpliance Helps Agencies Meet FOIA Compliance Requirements

StandardSummary of RequirementsSolutions
552.(a)(3)(A) ... each agency, upon any request for records ... shall make the records promptly available to any person. KOMpliance® solution
Maintains primary copy of retained files on fast hard disk drive (HDD) or Solid State Disk (SSD) storage for rapid retrieval.
552.(a)(3)(C) In responding ... to a request for records, an agency
shall make reasonable efforts to search for the records in electronic form or format, ...
KOMpliance® solution
Files stored within KOMpliance® volumes are readily accessible using standard system tools and applications.

Additional Information:

http://www.justice.gov/oip/amended-foia-redlined.pdf

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