GSA is continuing to improve its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) performance and proactive disclosure through the use of technology and overall process improvement. The GSA FOIA Office goals focus on the further integration of technology to promote proactive disclosure. In every instance possible, GSA operates with a “presumption of openness” in our release of information to the public. We utilize new technology and manage our FOIA operations in a manner that strengthens our response processes, promotes proactive disclosure and maximizes our customer service level with the general public. In addition, GSA management has prioritized several GSA data assets for release due to their potential high value to the public.
The Data Management Working Group works with the data owners to enter the data assets into the internal clearance process for release. This active sourcing for high-value data sets is an ongoing activity within the agency. GSA actively seeks comments on the data needs of the public and requests comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.