Mark your calendar and RSVP to join us for the next session of the FOIA Advisory Committee on January 26, 2017. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater. Please register using the Eventbrite web site to register, and use the Special Events entrance on the Constitution Avenue side to attend the meeting.
During the Committee’s October 2016 meeting, members decided to create three subcommittees to examine specific issues during its two year term: (1) Search, (2) Proactive Disclosure and Accessibility, and (3) Efficiencies and Resources. During the upcoming meeting, the Committee and members of the public will hear updates on each of the subcommittee’s plans. The agenda will also feature two speakers: a representative from Data.gov will speak to committee members about the experience of setting up the federal government’s data repository and any lessons that might apply to proactive disclosure in the FOIA context; and a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)will speak about his experience advocating for the HHS FOIA program with the department’s leadership.
Like at past FOIA Advisory Committee meeting, the audience will also have an opportunity to provide committee members with feedback and input. In order to attend, however, you must register by Monday, January 23.
If you cannot attend the meeting in person, a live broadcast of the meeting will be available via the National Archives’ YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out the Committee’s web page and follow @FOIA_Ombuds for a link to the broadcast.