Growing FOIA requests submitted by citizens is pushing FOIA agencies to their limits. At the same time, FOIA agencies are expected to do more work and save more resources. The result: tension.
Using the ArkCase Open Source Case Management Solution, Armedia built a FOIA solution that helps just that: get more work done and do it under budget. ArkCase provides the technology stack, while the FOIA Module provides the needed business-level functionality, allowing FOIA agencies effectively tackle the growing FOIA challenges.
Here is why FOIA agencies should put ArkCase FOIA on their shortlist.
The Problems Agencies Face
“The president has committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight Committee. “But that’s not the case when it comes to filling FOIA requests.”
- Responding efficiently and quickly
- Providing continuous visibility to stakeholders
- Manually processing paper requests
- Efficiently creating response correspondence
- How to do more with less
How ArkCase Solves Those Problems
- Streamline the collection of FOIA requests from many channels (phone call, fax, letter, email or web form)
- Deduplicate request at origination to reduce workload
- Route FOIA requests quickly and efficiently through a queue review process
- Generate annual and periodic reports (i.e. DOJ and Vaughn Index reports)
- Tailor to your agency’s review and approval
- Collect confidential information, redact or “black out” with configuration exemption codes
- Bundle up responses for immediate electronic delivery based on the Requestor’s preference
- Seamlessly integrate with you payment processing service (i.e. pay.gov)
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Features and Benefits
- Lower your total cost of ownership with our FedRAMP cloud solution
- Protected information through role-based security and built-in redaction exemption codes
- Ability to search for critical information
- Faster assembling of correspondence and response packaging for efficient delivery
- Reduced risk of lost information
- Increased workload capacity
- Improved sharing of information
- Centralized processing from multiple request channels: web, fax, paper
- Compliance with security and records retention
ArkCase provides an adaptive, dynamic case management platform to support your FOIA needs.
Our FOIA solution will help you reduce the complexity and unpredictability of responding to each FOIA request and reduce your processing time by an average of 60%.