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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FOIA is a government-wide portal for the Freedom of Information Act that was developed as part of the Department of Justice’s Open Government plan. At, you have access to all the FOIA data collected by the Department of Justice on behalf of the federal government.

Make a FOI request

Introduction and History of FOIA

Links to Government Agencies

This is not a full list of government agencies that make information available through FOIA. For the complete list please visit and click on "View the full list of agencies for information on how to make a FOIA request"

Freedom of Information Day Celebration March 16, 2012

Sue Long received an award from the American University Law School for her career in pushing for governmental transparency. Afterward, she spoke about her experiences and the various roadblocks she has encountered, and progress made for the Freedom of Information Act. (FOIA). She also answered questions from the audience.

This was part of an American University Law School event celebrating the Freedom of Information Act.

Associate Professor and Librarian

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Lori Gwinett
Subject Liaison for:

Political Science & International Studies

Public Administration

Legal Studies


Criminal Justice & Criminology


Zach S. Henderson Library

Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8074
912 478-5032