Freedom of Information Act dashboard

The Department of Justice will create a Freedom of Information Act dashboard to visually demonstrate the progress made by government agencies in processing FOIA requests

http://www.justice.gov/open/plan.html

According to the plan, the DOJ Office of Public Affairs will post court filings as soon as they are filed to make them more accessible to the public.

“The public will often learn about these filings from news reports, but those reports rarely give adequate context, and even more rarely give direct access to the very actions they are describing,” the plan says. “Federal courts and numerous commercial services provide access to the documents, but often only at a cost and regularly only with some delay. The department is committed to making these papers more readily available. This information should be available to the public, so that Americans can review the documents themselves and gain a full understanding of the department’s actions.”