Reserve Your Seat for the October 25 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

(From left) Melanie Pustay, Director of the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy (OIP); Nikki Graham, Acting Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), and Sean Moulton, Open Government Program Manager at POGO, get a laugh from one of their colleagues statements during the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2016. NARA photo by Brogan Jackson.

We hope you can join in on the fun during the October 25, 2016 FOIA Advisory Committee meeting. NARA photo by Brogan Jackson.

Registration is now open for the October 25, 2016, meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee! The meeting will be from 10 am to 1 pm at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

During this meeting, the Committee members will form subcommittees and determine the FOIA issues they want to tackle over the next two years. The US Access Board and the General Services Administration will speak to the Committee about the accessibility requirements that government agencies face when posting information online; these requirements are spelled out in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Compliance with Section 508 has been a hot topic in FOIA over the last few years as agencies post more records online. The agenda also notes that there will be an opportunity for the public to provide the Committee with comments.

This meeting will not be webcast, but you can follow @FOIA_Ombuds for live updates. We will post video to YouTube as soon as possible. If you are able to join us in person, please register as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!

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