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Archive for May 26th, 2021


Governmentattic.org: The Place for FOIA Docs

Governmentattic.org is a First Amendment free speech website that contains electronic copies of thousands of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The site includes fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities, interesting fun items, and government bloopers. Think of browsing this website as rummaging through the government’s attic, which is how the site got its name.

Governmentattic.org offers a search feature and has two file sections, FOIA Logs and Documents.

A government agency’s FOIA log is simply a listing of FOIA requests it has received. FOIA logs normally include: a description of the information being requested, the name of the person and/or organization making the request, the date on which the request was received, and the current status / final outcome of the request (granted, denied, or partially granted).