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Posts Tagged ‘FOIA Compliance Solutions’

Maintaining FOIA Compliance within an agency’s information management system is a hurdle that incorporates several challenges.

In these blogs, Armedia discusses aspects about FOIA Compliance Solutions that better enables federal agencies to comply with FOIA requests, and thus increase the likelihood that an information management solution would pass a Compliance audit. When presenting government agency information to the public, numerous technology requirements come into play, including redaction and permissions. Learn how to best overcome these challenges and ensure the most efficient method of achieving FOIA Compliance.


Alfresco DevCon 2012 Presentation – A FOIA Solution Pattern

November 28th, 2012 by Allison Cotney

In case you missed us at Alfresco DevCon San Jose, Here is a copy of our presentation.

This presentation focused on illustrating how Alfresco and other open source technologies can be leveraged for government agencies.

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Using a Drupal – Alfresco Solution Pattern for Compliance Management

June 26th, 2012 by Allison Cotney

Today’s Government IT sector is challenged with overcoming obstacles that have never been faced before. When the Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1966, no one considered the monolithic quantity of information that would need to be accessed or the complexity of keeping private information private, while making public data accessible.

This challenge, which is backed by the Open Government Directive (OGD) requires that federal agencies to meet diverse demands and services while managing unprecedented amounts of data. Legacy ECM Systems, which were never built to handle such a high volume of data,(See Apache Hadoop or GreenPlum for Big Data Analytics) are unable to simply keep up, much less smoothly integrate with another system in an attempt to gain increased functionality.

This is where open source based platforms like Drupal and Alfresco provide value. As mentioned in the last blog, the Integration of Drupal and Alfresco provides several (if not several dozen) benefits from both the end user and the developer’s perspective. But how can something like this enable Government agencies to increase FOIA compliance? Let’s take a look:

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Case Management and FOIA Compliance

April 25th, 2012 by Allison Cotney

Armedia has done several presentations now on how software for case management can be extremely beneficial in enabling federal it solutions to experience increased efficiency in handling FOIA requests.

With a large portion of the United States Federal Government now using some sort of CMS system, the natural next step is working to make these solutions work better for their specific needs. This presentation, initially given at DrupalCampMD,  is one example that shows how case management solutions can deliver for the specific needs of the United States Government.

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Armedia Government IT Solutions: HUD and FOIA Compliance

January 17th, 2012 by Allison Cotney

Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges government it solutions have had to overcome in recent years is handling FOIA requests. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law which requires federal agencies to provide access to documents and information that is controlled by the United States government. The resulting monumental amount of paper documents has had an effect on the efficiency in which federal agencies can respond to their FOIA requests. The following graphic from The FOIA Website shows just how many requests have been made across all agencies in the past few years.

 

Number of FOIA Requests made across all agencies

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) faced this exact problem.

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