Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

WO3478 Geese at Sunrise (National Archives ID: 166691452) Sunshine Month: Save the Dates! Please mark your calendars for several virtual FOIA events coming up in March, including our Sunshine Week event on March 15!FOIA Advisory Committee MeetingWednesday, March 3rd10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)The FOIA Advisory Committee meets to hear presentations about and discuss access … Continue reading Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kristin Ellis

A Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation taking the one hundred millionth fingerprint, represented by Miss Margaret O'Brien, a movie star., ca. 1947. (National Archives Identifier 518186) Today we present an interview with Kristin Ellis, Associate General Counsel and Unit Chief of the FOIA Litigation Unit (FLU), Office of the General Counsel, Federal … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kristin Ellis

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on March 3

The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Wednesday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021, to receive an email with instructions … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on March 3

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexandra Perloff-Giles

Today we present an interview with Alexandra Perloff-Giles, an attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Group 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: Alexandra Perloff-Giles

OGIS Publishes COVID-19 FOIA Website Review Follow-up

Medical Department - Influenza Epidemic 1918 - Masks for protection against influenza. Traffic "cop" in New York City wearing gauze mask (National Archives ID: 45499301) OGIS is pleased to announce publication of our latest report which examines whether agencies are following the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP) guidance encouraging them to … Continue reading OGIS Publishes COVID-19 FOIA Website Review Follow-up

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Roger Andoh

Today we present an interview with Roger Andoh, FOIA Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a member of the 2020-2022 term of the 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Roger Andoh

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: David Cuillier

Today we present an interview with David Cuillier, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and a member of the 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 who are appointed … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: David Cuillier

Main Reading Room, Helsinki Information Library

OGIS Publishes Assessment on Posting to FOIA Websites

Main Reading Room, Helsinki Information Library(National Archives ID: 23932377) This post was written by Meredith Doviak, Community Manager of the National Archives Catalog, who conducted this assessment on temporary assignment to OGIS as part of a National Archives and Records Administration Cross-training Program.  OGIS is pleased to announce our latest issue assessment examining the methods … Continue reading OGIS Publishes Assessment on Posting to FOIA Websites

Register Now for Dec. 10 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Time is running out to register to attend—virtually, of course—the next meeting of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee on Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.  Register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 8 to receive an email with instructions for accessing the meeting via WebEx. Those … Continue reading Register Now for Dec. 10 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on December 10

The following post is from Kimberlee Ried of NARA’s Museum Programs Division who is detailed to OGIS to assist with FOIA Advisory Committee work.  The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.  This virtual meeting … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on December 10