State Dept Stalls FOIA Request About Stalling FOIA Requests


Source: Muckrock.com

The State Department has taken over three years on a FOIA request about how long it takes to process FOIA requests

 

Agency has revised the estimated completion date for its estimated completion date methodology seven times

 

Back in 2013, a young Shawn Musgrave filed a FOIA request with the State Department for its cables regarding former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. To his surprise, he was given an estimated completion date (ECD) of December 2015 – a full 18 months of processing time.

 

Curious about where the agency got that oddly specific number from Рand with plenty of time on his hands РShawn filed a follow-up request for any documentation outlining State’s methodology for estimating FOIA completion date.

 

…we are still waiting for the State Department to tell us how long it takes to process its FOIA requests.