Last week was the 16th Annual Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote open Government and recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). According to Sunshine Week, “Open government is good government.” FOIA is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. It provides the public with the right to request timely access to agency records as a fundamental component in ensuring Government transparency and accountability. Open government and access to public information are cornerstones of our democracy and central to fulfilling the Department of the Interior’s mission and that of the National Park Service.…

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