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Postby magonia17 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:17 am

"MuckRock News reports that Freedom of Information Act requests faxed to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) started coming back as undeliverable a couple weeks ago. The OSD confirms their fax machine is down, possibly for another few months, because there's no money in their tens of billions of dollars a year budget for a new one, and they can't switch to email as a request method. "The office that oversees the most powerful military in history (not to mention the best-funded) is unable to project when its single fax machine will once again be operational."

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/13/dod-of ... -foia.html

Well it id nice to know that freedom of information is so low on the agenda of the US military.
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Postby guythat » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:34 am

"It’s way beyond insulting our intelligence, they’re not even trying to present a semblance of deception.

When they eventually do get the fax back up and running, someone should file a FOIA request for documents related to the breakdown of the old fax machine and the procurement of its replacement."

i agree!
here is the original article, it does mention foia requests are not being processed very well or fast, but are still being accepted via online or regular mail
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/ ... w-machine/
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