We are very happy to announce that Martha Murphy has joined our staff as the office’s Deputy Director. Ms. Murphy will play a critical role in our ongoing work to resolve FOIA disputes, assess and improve agency compliance with the statute, and educate the public about FOIA.
Ms. Murphy has a broad range of experiences in FOIA – ranging from processing records for release, managing a successful FOIA program, and setting nationwide FOIA policy for agency records that are a part of the National Archives’ collection because of their permanent historical value. Most recently. Ms. Murphy was the FOIA Program Manager in Research Services at the National Archives. In this role, she led several high-profile efforts to provide public access to records, including the JFK Assassination Records Collection. Ms. Murphy also oversaw a staff that handles regular requests for a wide variety of records in the National Archives’ holdings.
Ms. Murphy has been a valued member of the National Archives’ family for many years. She first joined the National Archives after completing a two-year archival training program, then worked as an archivist in the Center for Legislative Archives, Special Access and FOIA Staff, and with the JFK Assassination Records Collection. In 2016, she was recognized for “Exceptional Service by a FOIA Professional” by the U.S. Department of Justice.
We hope you will all join us in welcoming Ms. Murphy to our staff!