information-banner

Services

Freedom from your information

Surge capacity for your FOIA backlog

Government agencies are facing historically high numbers of FOIA requests, which can be challenging in light of budget and staffing issues.

A targeted FOIA solution

President Obama ordered more responsiveness to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the outset of his presidency. Since that time, government agencies have committed to sharing more information with the public, including proactively posting data to their web sites. Despite this effort to be more open and transparent there are historically high FOIA requests. Processing these requests has become a challenge for many government agencies in light of the current budgetary climate and reductions in staffing.

The sudden surge or a large static backlog of cases presents an ideal opportunity to use technology to enhance review efficiency and accuracy. Our targeted FOIA solution provides:

  • Data protection—Leverage technology to identify whether the FOIA request includes the release of personally identifiable information (PII) and initiate workflow to redact or perform further review
  • Technology recommendations and implementation
  • FOIA review subject matter expert
  • Analytics—Text-based categorization and predictive technology
  • Predictive analysis of FOIA and fraud
  • Collection—Document chain of custody to ensure defensibility in potential litigation. Forensic capture of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Cross-functional use of data captured at enterprise level.
  • Process Innovation and workflow analysis
Freedom from your information: Surge capacity for your FOIA backlog

View the infographic

Get in touch

Patrick McColloch

Patrick McColloch

Managing Director | Risk & Financial Advisory

Pat McColloch is a managing director in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and the Government and Public Service Discovery Leader. He possesses more than 35 years of experience in direct... More

Chris Knox

Chris Knox

Managing Director | Risk & Financial Advisory

Chris is a managing director in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and serves as leader of the firm's Federal Discover practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in program manage... More

Lauren A. Allen

Lauren A. Allen

Managing Director| Risk & Financial Advisory

Lauren is a managing director in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP and leads the Government & Public Services Program Integrity practice. She specializes in working with organizations t... More