Public Access to GAO Records - Expedited Processing

Requests for expedited processing will be considered for requestors who:

  • show that failure to obtain the records on an expedited basis will pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of an individual; or
  • are primarily engaged in the dissemination of information to the public (journalists) if they can show that the request involves matters on which there is an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged federal government activity.

See 4 CFR 81.4(b) and 4 CFR 81.3(f).