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(Politico)   Navy effectively cuts out whistleblower middlemen by sending strategy paper on how to dodge Freedom of Information Act requests directly to reporter   (politico.com) divider line 52
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2014-01-09 05:37:54 AM

foxyshadis: HindiDiscoMonster: gochuck: If you've worked a day in a FOIA office you'll definitely feel for the Navy on this one. The amount of frivolous FOIA that goes on is insane. Navy has the right to try to narrow the scope or at least charge for the labor hours required to produce the full set of requested records.

FOIA is a wonderful law. FOIA requesters in general are from the tinfoil brigade.

You know who pays for the Navy and it's personel?
You know what FOI part of FOIA means?


Some people wouldn't be happy unless every saved document, email, printout, copy, fax, scan, report, video, and data collection packet was CC'd to a public server. They'd demand second-to-second screenshots of everyone's PC. Then full HD color video of every surface and view the military can see.

The military already captures petabytes of information and its 1.5 million members generate tens of millions of emails every day and millions of automated reports. You can't just ask for everything; even if you could somehow afford it you can't store it or process it. The wider government is another order of magnitude beyond that, yet people still try to ask for every email by a government employee or contractor between 1999 and 2009.

The NSA seems to have little problem with that sort of work; maybe we should put them in charge of FOIA requests.

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2014-01-09 06:14:52 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: The NSA seems to have little problem with that sort of work; maybe we should put them in charge of FOIA requests.

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New FOIA procedure: You fly to NSA HQ, they let you see whatever you want, if you see anything you shouldn't, you disappear.

Beats waiting for a few years! Sign me up.
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