OMB has issued a memorandum ordering agencies to add how agency information dissemination activities are coordinated with agency FOIA operations. Agencies have been told to describe how they decide what information can be released on their websites and the steps the agency is taking in improving public access to FOIA resources.
While this is a positive step, I'm not that optimistic that it will really help FOIA requesters. As many of my recent articles on llrx.com have discussed, this memo, like the latest FOIA Executive Order doesn't have any teeth to it. It can't punish agencies that don't adequately follow it, it doesn't provide individual requesters with any real avenues to get their requests processed from massive agency backlogs, nor does it provide any badly needed funding to agency FOIA operations. Until there is legislation amending the FOIA adding these three things, I don't envision seeing major areas of improvement in agency FOIA operations.