OGIS Report on Fiscal Year 2020 Now Available

Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted nearly every aspect of our professional and personal lives. OGIS’s 2021 Report for Fiscal Year 2020 provides a window into the ways that the pandemic has affected the FOIA process across federal agencies, and describes OGIS’s work to assist requesters and agencies with the FOIA process in … Continue reading OGIS Report on Fiscal Year 2020 Now Available

Join us May 12 for our Annual Open Meeting

In accordance with the FOIA statute, OGIS will host an annual public meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 10 a.m. EDT. Join us virtually to hear about our annual report for fiscal year (FY) 2020 and our recommendations to Congress and the President. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to present oral … Continue reading Join us May 12 for our Annual Open Meeting

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Allan Blutstein

Allan Blutstein, Senior Vice President at America Rising Political Action Committee Today we present an interview with Allan Blutstein, Senior Vice President at America Rising Political Action Committee 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Allan Blutstein

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University Today we present an interview with Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Join us for the CFO Council Meeting on April 29 – Registration Closes Soon

Date Waiting GIF from How to Succeed with Brunettes (NARA ID: 4523330) There is still time to register for the upcoming Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council meeting, which takes place virtually from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 29, 2021. The meeting is open to Chief FOIA Officers, FOIA professionals and members … Continue reading Join us for the CFO Council Meeting on April 29 – Registration Closes Soon

April Showers Bring May Flowers … and OGIS Events!

Spring is here and several events of interest to the FOIA community are just around the corner. Please mark your calendars for several virtual OGIS-sponsored FOIA events coming up this spring and subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Twitter and Eventbrite to stay tuned to the latest OGIS news!Chief FOIA Officers Council MeetingThursday, … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers … and OGIS Events!

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

This World War II-era poster is titled "Hold on to your Social Security Card" and is from the Office of Government Reports. Today we present an interview with Linda Frye, Government Information Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Jason Gart

Jason Gart, Vice President and Director of Litigation Research at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) Today we present an interview with Jason Gart, Vice President and Director of Litigation Research at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Jason Gart

An Early Spring Cleaner

Spring Cleaning: Take a fresh look at your FOIA program

Spring is here and as we open windows to let in fresh air and sunshine, tidy up around the house, and tackle projects we put off during the winter, why not bring that same mindset to your FOIA program?Since OGIS opened its doors in 2009, we’ve worked with agencies and requesters on thousands of requests … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Take a fresh look at your FOIA program