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DoD office can't process FOIAs
September 16, 2013
11:17 am
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"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." ... -foia.html

Well it id nice to know that freedom of information is so low on the agenda of the US military.

September 17, 2013
5:34 pm
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August 30, 2013
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"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 ... w-machine/

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