April 3, 2003
The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Mr. Speaker:
Enclosed is a copy of the Department of Justice's 2002
annual report on certain activities pertaining to the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 (2000).
In accordance with subsection (e)(5) of the Freedom of
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552(e)(5), this report
contains information regarding Freedom of
Information Act litigation cases and also includes a description
of Department of Justice efforts to encourage agency compliance
with the Act during calendar year 2002.
Additionally, in accordance with subsection (e)(3) of the
Freedom of Information Act, as amended, the Department of Justice
has established "a single electronic access point" for the
consolidated electronic availability of the annual FOIA reports
of all federal agencies. These reports can be accessed through
www.usdoj.gov/oip/04_6.html, the Department's FOIA Web site.
I can assure you of the Department of Justice's firm commitment
to the Freedom of Information Act, as amended by the Electronic
Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, and to its faithful
implementation. We look forward to continuing to work
together with Congress, in a constructive partnership based upon
our mutual interests in sound FOIA administration, on all matters
pertaining to the Act.
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Acting Associate Attorney
cc: Chairman, Committee on Government Reform
Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Government Reform
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