FOIA: There’s an app for that!

DHS eFOIA Website Screen Shot

With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has come the development of mobile apps for everything, it seems; now you can add FOIA to that list.

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of its new eFOIA mobile app. The app, the result of a partnership between the DHS Privacy Office and the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, is part of DHS’s efforts to improve customer service, modernize the FOIA process, and promote open government.

The DHS eFOIA Mobile App will allow users to submit FOIA requests or check the status of requests, access the content on the DHS FOIA website, and receive updates, event notices, and recently published documents.

Reminder: FOIA Advisory Committee Surveys
If you are a FOIA Public Liaison (FPL) or a FOIA professional, we encourage you complete the Committee’s FPL and/or Fees surveys if you have not done so already. If you did not receive a survey, please contact Christa Lemelin at The surveys close on June 22, 2015. Thank you to those of you who have and will complete the surveys. Your feedback is crucial and valued!