OIP Director recaps AG Garland FOIA Memo

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Policy Director Bobby Talebian. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP) Director Bobby Talebian provided an update on the Attorney General guidelines at this year’s American Society of Access Professionals National Training Conference in Arlington, Va. With regard to FOIA’s  foreseeable harm standard, which Congress added … Continue reading OIP Director recaps AG Garland FOIA Memo

International Conference of Information Commissioners Issues Statement on Access to Information

The International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) met in June via hybrid (online and in-person) for the 13th  International Conference. Alina M. Semo, OGIS Director, serves on the Executive Committee of the ICIC.  As a part of this year’s work at the conference, the Commission issued a public statement around access to information, specifically that … Continue reading International Conference of Information Commissioners Issues Statement on Access to Information

Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

Employee Suggestion Plan – Office of War Information. National Archives Identifier 515139 The deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to the 2022-2024 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee has been extended until Friday, July 15, 2022. We are looking for a wide range of FOIA experts from both inside and outside the government who … Continue reading Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

FOIA Improvements at the Department of Homeland Security

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-space-nasa-apollo-11-kvl2YhR110qsBrHid2 From National Archives Identifier 649447 Later this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin migrating to a new FOIA system and anticipates temporary delays in responding to requesters while launching the new system. According to the DHS FOIA website, the migration to a new system will be staggered across DHS processing centers … Continue reading FOIA Improvements at the Department of Homeland Security

Join us June 29 for our Annual Open Meeting

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Meeting with Black Women's Leadership Group , 6/29/1993. National Archives Identifier 2569276 In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act statute, OGIS will host our annual public meeting at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 29. The meeting will feature two panel discussions on FOIA’s estimated date of completion (EDC) requirements … Continue reading Join us June 29 for our Annual Open Meeting

Nominations Open for 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

UNCLE SAM NEEDS YOUR SUGGESTIONS WIN $5 to $250 or more. National Archives Identifier 515895 If you or someone you know have a passion for FOIA and a commitment to improving the FOIA process, please consider submitting a nomination for the 2022-2024 term of the federal FOIA Advisory Committee.  We are looking for a wide range of … Continue reading Nominations Open for 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee Draft Final Report Available for Public Comment

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-times-square-ve-day-war-ends-in-europe-l0HlRincOBSIi5oxG National Archives Identifier 38905 The draft final report of the fourth term of the FOIA Advisory Committee is now available for public comment. The report includes 21 recommendations from the  four subcommittees — Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology — all previously approved by the Committee. The Committee will consider and vote on the draft … Continue reading 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee Draft Final Report Available for Public Comment

FOIA Advisory Committee meets June 9 for final meeting of 2020-2022 term

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-bXN6ezW95wjk34xtfn Recording Press Play by US National Archives via GIPHY. The final meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is Thursday June 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those wishing to make oral public … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee meets June 9 for final meeting of 2020-2022 term

FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Additional Recommendations to Archivist

Baltic, South Dakota, typical of many rural communities all over the United States, goes to the polls during the November, 1948 presidential election. In this little Norwegian farm community, Mrs. T.H. Fresdahl, age 82, casts her vote. Mrs. Fresdahl was the first baby to be born in Fort Dakota, a pioneer outpost fort at which … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Additional Recommendations to Archivist

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kel McClanahan

Today we present an interview with Kel McClanahan, Executive Director of National Security Counselors, which advocates on FOIA matters, and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government and who are appointed by … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kel McClanahan