z The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FOIA Legislation and Guidelines
"The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government." ~foia.gov
"A bill to promote accessibility, accountability, and openness in Government by strengthening section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes." (from opencongress.org)
Freedom of Information Act Standards
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing about allegations that Department of Homeland Security political appointees were interfering with Freedom of Information Act requests.
Executive Order 13526-Classified National Security Information Memorandum of December 29, 2009 Implementation of the Executive Order Classified National Security Information Order of December 29, 2009-Original Classification Authority