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

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-throwback-l0HlLWj5e25b5Ky76 Vintage Type GIF by US National Archives via Giphy. From National Archives Identifier: 94970 The penultimate meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Dione Stearns

Façade of Federal Trade Commission building in Washington D.C. National Archives Identifier 70170705 Today we present an interview with Dione Stearns, Assistant General Counsel for Information at the Federal Trade Commission 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Dione Stearns

FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Recommendations to Archivist

Above: This is America...where you vote as you please. National Archives Identifier 515775 During their meetings on March 10 and April 7, 2022, the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee met to discuss and vote on recommendations to the Archivist of the United States for improving FOIA administration. Recommendations ranging from agency reporting on “Glomar” responses to … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Recommendations to Archivist

OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

Above, left to right: James McTigue, Jr., Bobak Talebian, and Alina Semo being sworn in before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. If you missed Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Director Alina M. Semo testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 29, it’s not too late to watch the webcast. Director Semo joined James … Continue reading OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

April Showers Bring FOIA Meetings

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events! Please join us on April 7, 2022 as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee members meet to discuss and vote on draft subcommittee recommendations.  The virtual meeting starts at 10 a.m. ET on April 7. If you wish to speak during the public comment period of the … Continue reading April Showers Bring FOIA Meetings

NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase Wrap-up

On February 9th and 10th, 18 private-sector vendors convened virtually for the NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase. This event was held thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Technology Committee of the Chief FOIA Officers Council (CFO), the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Office of Information … Continue reading NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase Wrap-up

Sunshine Month 2022: Mark Your Calendars!

Please save the dates for two FOIA events in March, including Sunshine Week at the National Archives on March 14!  FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) The FOIA Advisory Committee meets virtually to discuss recommendations and best practices from its four subcommittees: Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology. The … Continue reading Sunshine Month 2022: Mark Your Calendars!