If you didn’t have a chance to attend either of OGIS’s recent live events, good news! Both the most recent meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee and OGIS’s Sunshine Week event are available online, so you can catch up with OGIS from the comfort of your desk—maybe even while you eat your lunch! Plus, OGIS was recently featured on a podcast, so you can catch up with the FOIA Ombudsman while you are on the go.
The March 20 FOIA Advisory Committee meeting included an academic snapshot of the administration of FOIA; updates from the Committee’s three subcommittees—Time/Volume, Vision, and Records Management; and an overview of OGIS’s work as the FOIA Ombudsman.
OGIS celebrated Sunshine Week 2019 with a half-day program that included a conversation between David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Beryl A. Howell, Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Columbia, as well as panel discussions about OGIS’s past, present and future, and the future of electronic record keeping. We were also joined by Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who shared their thoughts about the importance of FOIA.
Finally, OGIS Director Alina M. Semo was recently featured on the podcast Federal Drive with Tom Temin. You can listen to it online, or subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app.