New App Released for Freedom of Information Act Requests
July 8, 2015 Leave a comment
from the Department of Homeland Security Blog
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new mobile application to further simplify and enhance the process for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The eFOIA app is the latest in a series of efforts that the DHS Privacy Office has taken to help modernize FOIA processes and improve the customer experience. eFOIA is the first FOIA mobile app in the Federal Government.
Using mobile devices, requesters can now submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime.
Key features of the new eFOIA app will allow users to:
- Submit a FOIA request to any DHS Component
- Check the status of FOIA requests
- Access all of the content on the FOIA website, including the FOIA Library
- Receive updates, changes to events–such as stakeholder meetings/conference calls held by the Department, and recently published documents
DHS receives the largest number of FOIA requests of any federal agency, and produces the largest number of responses.
The free app is currently available for all Apple and Android devices.