Assignment 7B

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is a law that can grant you access to federal agency records that are normally protected from the public. The Archive a non-governmental research institute and library located at the George Washington University, administers FOIA records. Basically the George Washington University contains government records on wide ranges of categories. According to The National Security Archive, “The Archive also serves as a repository of government records…pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States” (National Security Archive, p. 1). The Freedom of Information Act is a tool that is given to help researchers or journalists, find out real government information. These federal documents are declassified. The Archive members track federal agencies, which means they track what the government puts out or hasn’t been released. I believe the FOIA does benefit citizens, because tracking the governments documents can help the public understand what’s really going on. For example by Archive members tracking government records unreleased, the public could be exposed to possible future dilemmas. They could take notice of these dilemmas and maybe prevent them. Having government insight could benefit them. In addition to this, information could extend to citizens in other countries by creating institutions.

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