If you did not get a chance to register to attend the first meeting of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee’s 2018-2020 term, don’t despair! You can still join us on September 6, 2018 in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. via our livestream.
This will be the third term of the FOIA Advisory Committee, established by the National Archives 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. OGIS’s 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.