It’s a Wrap: OGIS’s Open Meeting


If you missed the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) annual meeting on June 14, 2019, it is not too late to listen in on the conversation—we invite you to watch the meeting on the National Archives YouTube channel.

The Freedom of Information Act directs OGIS to host an annual meeting to inform the public about our work. We see this as a valuable opportunity to consider our progress as the FOIA Ombudsman. Archivist of the U.S. David S. Ferriero opened this year’s meeting with comments about the importance of FOIA and OGIS’s work. OGIS Director Alina M. Semo then discussed OGIS’s accomplishments as described in OGIS’s 2019 Report for FY 2018. Finally, members of OGIS’s staff shared an informal conversation about the Office’s challenges and achievements.

Even though the meeting—and the public comment period—are over, we would still love to hear from you. If you have thoughts about OGIS’s work, please feel free to get in touch with us at