Automation coming to Freedom of Information Act requests

The Center for Investigative Reporting is creating an automated Freedom of Information Act process to streamline the request for government records. It plans to fund the free  FOIA Machine through a Kickstarter campaign. (Consumerist, July 18, 20132, by Chris Morran)

The effort to build the FOIA Machine has received favorable reviews in the tech press, including articles by Klint Finley in Wired, July 22, 2013 and Billy Gallagher in TechCrunch, July 18, 2013.