The United States passed
its Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, giving the public the right
to access certain government documents, in 1966. 30 years later,
the act was amended to address electronic forms of data. The Freedom of Information
Act Guide was passed by Congress in 1966 and amended in 1974.
Based on the premise that openness in government will assist
citizens in making informed choices. FOIA creates procedures
whereby the public may obtain the records of the agencies of
the federal government.
Federal Depository Library Program FDLP -- Established
by Congress to ensure the public has access to Government information.
Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's
right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving,
and assisting users with information from the Federal Government.
The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated
depository libraries. These depository libraries, in turn,
provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an
impartial environment with professional assistance.
of Information Center -- A reference and research library
to serve the general public and the media on questions regarding
access to government documents and information. University
of Missouri School of Journalism on the Campus of the University
Central Records System Classification Codes correspond
to the first three numbers of any FBI file and are used to
designate the type of investigation. Thus, an FBI file that
began with the number 007 would indicate that the file was
created as part of a Kidnapping investigation.
Letter Generator - Submitting a FOI request to a federal
agency is not difficult, but a complete, well-written request
may avoid delays and further correspondence. This form is to
help you create a simple FOI letter. It asks for all pertinent
information, guides you through the options and even lists
a number of federal agencies and their addresses.
Open Records Law Request Letter Generator - Use this letter
generator to request access to records held by a state or local
government agency or body.
(1) a description of the public records you are seeking
(2) the name and address of the government official responsible
for keeping those records.
A letter will be generated
(1) the specific citation for your state's open records law and
(2) how much time the law allows for an agency to respond.
(3) any specific penalties provided for by the law should government
officials fail to comply with your request.
Century Complete Guide to the National Institute of Justice
and the US Marshals Service of the US Justice Department:
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), DNA, Forensic, and Cold
Case Investigation, Homeland Security and Terrorism (Core
Federal Information Series CD-ROM) by US Government This
CD-ROM provides full coverage of the National Institute
of Justice; US Marshals Service; Crime Scene Investigation
(CSI); DNA Testing and Research; Forensic and Cold Case
Investigation; Technology and Criminal Investigation; Homeland
Security and Terrorism Incident Investigation, illustrated
with color photography, tables, charts, and graphs. Privately-compiled
collections of official public domain US government files
and documents - not produced by the federal government.
Over 54,000 allowing direct viewing on Windows and Apple
Day Ashcroft Foiled FOIA -- US Attorney General John Ashcroft
vigorously urged federal agencies to resist Freedom of Information
Act requests made by American citizens.
Association of Counties -- Database of information covering
the 3,066 counties in the US, includes a listing of county
On-line applications, that enhance the operation and communication
between an association, state agency, local government, lobbying
firm or other entity engaged in business that is impacted by
public policy, and the audience they serve.
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