FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on December 1

"Keep'em Flying is Our Battle Cry. Do Your Part for Duty - Honor - Country." National Archives Identifier 513525 The next meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.  This virtual meeting is open to the … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on December 1

Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 4/4)

"Information" World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945. National Archives Identifier 514625 In our previous blog posts “Understanding the Office of Government Information Services,” parts 1, 2 and 3,  we provided a basic overview of OGIS and highlighted our dispute resolution and compliance work. In this wrap-up post we’ll further explain the important work of … Continue reading Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 4/4)

Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 3/4)

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-archives-archivesgif-naid12065-1alh12SmIXpUoZEQar Your National Archives by US National Archives via GIPHY. National Archives Identifier 12065 In our previous two blog posts “Understanding the Office of Government Information Services” parts 1 and 2, we provided a basic overview of how OGIS is structured and highlighted aspects of our dispute resolution program. In this post we’ll touch on … Continue reading Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 3/4)

Register for the Nov. 3 Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-ZiEkOPWd1VB7i Women on the Warpath, ca. 1943 by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 93633. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the next Chief FOIA Officers Council meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. for some important updates. The meeting is open to Chief FOIA Officers, FOIA professionals and the … Continue reading Register for the Nov. 3 Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting

Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 2/4)

FLASHES OF ACTION [WORLD WAR I], 1921? via GIPHY. National Archives Identifier 35458 In our previous blog post “Understanding the Office of Government Information Services,” we provided a basic overview of  OGIS’s history and structure. In this post we’ll focus on our mediation program.   How are requests for OGIS assistance handled? FOIA requesters and agencies … Continue reading Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 2/4)

Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 1/4)

Office of Government Information Services logo As we at the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) celebrate our 13th birthday, Ombuds Day, and Mediation Week, we want to provide a refresher and overview of our services and explain a bit more about what we do as a part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) … Continue reading Understanding the Office of Government Information Services (part 1/4)

FOIA Advisory Committee Organizes into Three Subcommittees

Front-runners take off from the starting line at the beginning of the US Air Force (USAF) Marathon, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Ohio (OH). National Archives Identifier 6684302 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee shared information and heard ideas from previous Committee terms to organize itself into three subcommittees for the 2022-2024 term.  … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Organizes into Three Subcommittees

OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-archives-archivesgif-naid12065-896NyHxKgOwc8UoIar Records Research GIF By US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 12065 The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, “Assessing Freedom of Information Act Compliance through the National Archives and Records Administration’s 2021 Records Management Self-Assessment.” The latest Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) … Continue reading OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

Join Us for the 2022-2024 Inaugural Meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee

"Join U.S. Truck Conservation Corps - Sign Up Here" National Archives Identifier 514749 The 2022-2024 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee will gather for the first meeting of the fifth term on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET. Please register by midnight Tuesday, September 6, 2022, if you wish to … Continue reading Join Us for the 2022-2024 Inaugural Meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee

2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members Appointed

A woman Marine sergeant, who is a member of the band blows her trumpet, during a Marine Corps Birthday Pageant held in the stadium, 11/9/1979. National Archives Identifier 6367479 Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall appointed 20 individuals to the National Archives and Records Administration’s 2022–2024 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory … Continue reading 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members Appointed