I've returned from Denver where I participated in the American Society for Access Professional's FOIA Workshop. The Students were fantastic - I'm always excited to talk to FOIA professionals who want to do their jobs better. They are more opportunities for ASAP training coming up soon - see ASAP's website for more.
The following happened last week in the FOIA world:
Homeland Security was found to be in "egregious violation" of the FOIA in a lawsuit against it - the Seattle Times has more.
A rare FOIA trial is being held and the FBI had to testify. As the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press writes, current FBI FOIA managers have made it very difficult for the average requester to know exactly what to ask for and where to ask for it.
Finally, Politico reports that Exemption 5 applies to advise given to the White House on Drone policy.