Equivio Helps Federal Agencies Comply with Obama Order on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

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Equivio, a provider of software for managing data redundancy, is offering a solution for processing FOIA requests. Installed and in production at NASA, Equivio's FOIA solution effectively addresses the key challenges in processing FOIA requests - growing volumes of data, growing number of requests and slow response times.

Equivio, a provider of software for managing data redundancy, has announced today that it is offering a solution for processing FOIA requests. Installed and in production at NASA, Equivio's FOIA solution effectively addresses the key challenges in processing FOIA requests - growing volumes of data, growing number of requests and slow response times.

The Equivio solution organizes documents into groups of near-duplicates. This capability has been proven to reduce the cost and time of handling FOIA requests by 30% and more. In addition, it ensures that very similar documents are handled consistently.

Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio, said, "In one of his first acts in office, President Obama issued a directive calling on government to take a more responsive approach to requests for public information. As noted by President Obama, technology will be key to fulfilling this commitment. We believe that Equivio's technology addresses this need in a very effective and innovative manner. By capture near-duplicate documents, our technology ensures a more timely, more complete and more consistent response to FOIA requests."

Equivio's technology detects and groups near-duplicate files within large and unstructured data repositories. In reviewing data collections, the near-duplicate groupings allow FOIA officers to skip redundant data, enabling them to rapidly zoom in on the most relevant, critical information. The Equivio groupings also enable bulk handling of near-duplicate sets, while ensuring that similar documents are treated and redacted consistently. As a result, the review process takes less time, costs less, and there is less risk of error. At NASA's Langley Research Center, Equivio's FOIA solution consistently finds 30% near-duplicates in FOIA data requests.

About Equivio
Equivio enables the management of data redundancy in content-centric business processes. Equivio's technology zooms in on unique data, allowing you to read less, think more, win big™. With products for grouping near-duplicates, capturing email threads and comparing documents, Equivio powers a broad range of business applications, including e-discovery, records management, email archiving, data retention and intelligence. To learn more about winning with Equivio, visit http://www.equivio.com.

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For Equivio:
Warwick Sharp
800.851.1965
http://www.equivio.com

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