The FOIAblog has been silent because I've been away teaching at the ASAP Workshop in Chicago. It was a great crowd and FOIA personnel in attendance got to gather knowledge from speakers and each other.
The FOIA world has marched on - and believe it or not, there is more than one FOIA request to one agency situated in Foggy Bottom that is of interest to the FOIA world. Last week, the GAO issued a report for the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning FOIA litigation costs. The GAO concluded that due to the record keeping practices of the government, FOIA litigation costs can't be determined. It's an interesting read and hopefully, agencies will be able to come up with some changes to figure out these costs moving forward.