Accession Number:

ADA533808

Title:

2010 Department of Defense Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer Report

Descriptive Note:

Executive summary

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

Consistent with the ideals of transparency and openness as expressed by the President in his two January 21, 2009, memoranda, the Department of Defense has emphasized that a presumption of openness must be followed in all decisions involving release of documents under the FOIA. Additionally, we continue to seek new ways to proactively release DoD information so that the public is fully informed of our operations. The DoD Components have used a variety of methods to ensure the presumption of openness is applied when decisions are made during the FOIA process. As seen in the attached report, DoD Components briefed senior leadership on the Presidents two memoranda, and in turn, leadership transmitted subordinate memoranda expressing support for the presumption of openness.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE