CIA Issues Proposed Rule Reforming FOIA Practices

On April 17, 2008, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise its regulations governing the processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The changes are being made in response to the passage of the “Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007,” by Congress in 2007.

The proposed rule would establish the positions and responsibilities of the Agency’s Chief FOIA Officer, the FOIA Public Liaison and the FOIA Requester Service Center. The proposed regulations would also clarify the CIA’s practices for processing FOIA requests and appeals.

Comments must be submitted in writing on or before May 19, 2008, to the Director of Information Management Services, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC 20505, or by fax to 703-613-3007.

For further information contact: Joseph W. Lambert, Director of Information Management Services, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC 20505 or by telephone, 703-613-1352.

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