Update Your Address Book: OGIS is Moving!

Within the next few weeks, OGIS will have a new physical and virtual home.

Contacting our New Office

Beginning on May 5th, our offices will be located within the Government Publishing Office at 732 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC 20401. While we are doing everything possible to ensure that the move is as seamless as possible, there will be some disruption in our work. Please bear with us as we settle into our new location.

If you are mailing us a request for assistance resolving a FOIA dispute, please continue to use the address 8601 Adelphi Road – OGIS College Park, MD 20740-6001. Our toll free number, and phone numbers for all of our staff, will remain the same.

A New Website

websitescreenshotWe are also very excited to announce that in mid-May our new website will be live! The new website will feature the same content you know and love, with an updated URL, a fresh look and feel, and an extensive behind-the-scenes upgrade.

Our home page will be moving from ogis.archives.gov to archives.gov/ogis. While we expect many of our website pages to automatically resolve to the updated web address, you might want to take a few minutes to identify any pages that you have bookmarked.

The move also includes a bit of a makeover for our site. Most noticeably, our navigation bar will move from the top of our website, to the left-hand side. You will also be able to navigate our site using the “breadcrumbs” at the top of the page. “Breadcrumbs” are intended to help visitors better understand the website’s organization and easily find their way to related content.

This update also comes with an extensive behind-the-scenes overhaul. The content on our new website will be migrated into Drupal, an open source content management system. The new content management system will make our website more responsive to mobile devices, and make it easier for National Archives staff to update our content.  

We are looking forward to unveiling our new virtual home!  If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing ogis@nara.gov or contacting us on Twitter at @FOIA_Ombuds.