Registration is Open for the Inaugural Meeting of the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee

archives building - historicJoin us in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on September 6, 2018 for the first meeting of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee’s 2018-2020 term. At this meeting, the Committee will kick off its work and will happily receive your thoughts on the greatest challenges to the administration of FOIA that it should consider during its upcoming two-year term.

This will be the third term of the FOIA Advisory Committee, which the National Archives launched to allow agency FOIA professionals and requesters to collaboratively develop recommendations to improve the administration of FOIA and chart a path for how FOIA should operate in the future. The OGIS Director chairs the Committee and our staff administratively supports its work.

At this meeting, Committee members will start their work by brainstorming issues they would like to address during this term and creating subcommittees. Subcommittees will be co-chaired by a government and non-government representative, and the co-chairs will provide updates on the subcommittees’ work to fellow Committee members (and the public) during the Committee’s regular quarterly meetings. You can keep up with the Committee’s work by visiting the Committee’s webpage, or reading OGIS’s blog, FOIA Ombudsman.

Please register to join us in person. If you are outside the DC area and/or unable to join us in person, you will be able to watch the event via livestream: keep an eye on the Committee’s webpage and follow us on Twitter for updates on how to watch the event live.