Registration is Open: Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting and CDC FOIA Requester Webinar

Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting
Panelists discussed dispute resolution and customer service during the Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting on July 27, 2017. NARA photo by Jeffrey Reed

Registration is now open for the upcoming Chief FOIA Officers Council meeting on July 19, 2018 beginning at 10 am (EST).  If you cannot join us in person, you can watch the livestream via the National Archives’ YouTube Channel. The Chief FOIA Officers Council is co-chaired by OGIS and the Department of Justice Office of Information Policy and is intended to develop recommendations to increase agency compliance and efficiency and to share agency best practices and innovative approaches. Be sure to keep an eye on the Chief FOIA Officers Council section of our webpage for additional details about the meeting and our agenda.

Are you looking for more tips on how to submit successful FOIA requests? Be sure to register for an upcoming webinar, Best Practices for Submitting a FOIA Request, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 11:00 am to noon (EST). During the webinar presenters from CDC FOIA and, a platform that helps requesters file, track and share FOIAs, describe the lifecycle of a FOIA request and provide tips or best practices for submitting a FOIA request. There will also be a question and answer session towards the end of the webinar (questions must be submitted beforehand).

Space is limited! To RSVP and submit any questions for the webinar, email by July 11, 2018. A Skype invitation will be sent to the participants. Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting