New App Released for Freedom of Information Act Requests

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:eFOIA Mobile App

  • 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 DHS Privacy Office created the eFOIA app in partnership with the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The free app is currently available for all Apple and Android devices.

Android App on Google Play                     Available on the Apple App Store

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