Here at OGIS, we celebrate the importance of access to information every day. Which is why Sunshine Week, an initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to focus on open government, is one of our favorite observances.
In this spirit, we will be celebrating Sunshine Week 2016 with a special event hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration in the McGowan Theater. Our event will be on Monday, March 14, 2016, from 1 – 4:30 pm.
Sunshine Week 2016 is especially notable because it is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In honor of this milestone, we hope you will join us for a discussion about the importance of access to government information and the potential power of technology to open the government. The Archivist of the United States David Ferriero will kick off the event, and we have invited an exciting group of people from inside and outside of government to share their insights about changes to law and policy and the creation of tools to improve government transparency.
We will share more information as the date gets closer, but in the meantime please mark your calendars, and help us spread the word. If you are on Twitter, please share our Save the Date Card and tag us, @FOIA_Ombuds!