Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

WO3478 Geese at Sunrise (National Archives ID: 166691452)

Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

Please mark your calendars for several virtual FOIA events coming up in March, including our Sunshine Week event on March 15!

FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 3rd
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)

The FOIA Advisory Committee meets to hear presentations about and discuss access to records in the legislative and judicial branches, and updates from the Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology subcommittees.

Members of the public are welcome to:

  • Watch the livestream on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel.
  • Attend the meeting virtually through Webex. Those attending the meeting via Webex will need to connect to the audio portion of the meeting by telephone. There will be a public comment period at the end of the meeting.

If you wish to attend via Webex, you must register by February 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). After you register, we will send you information for accessing the meeting.

National Archives Sunshine Week Program
Monday, March 15th
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET)

We are pleased to announce that Senior U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth will join us for a special event celebrating Sunshine Week with the National Archives. The first hour of the program will feature a conversation with Senior Judge Lamberth on open government and the legal landscape. The second hour will include a conversation with users of FOIA. 

Members of the public are welcome to

  • Watch the livestream on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel.
  • Attend the meeting virtually through Webex. Those attending the meeting via Webex will need to connect to the audio portion of the meeting by telephone.

If you wish to attend via Webex, you must register by March 12 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). After you register, we will send you information for accessing the meeting.

The following workshops are open to all agency FOIA professionals and interested personnel.  Registration is required for attendance.  Government employees must use their government email address to register for the event through the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy’s (OIP’s) Eventbrite page.

Intelligence Community Best Practices Workshop
Thursday, March 11th

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET)

FOIA programs in the Intelligence Community (IC) have been confronted with some of the biggest challenges during the pandemic. OIP, in conjunction with OGIS and the Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council Technology Committee, will host a Best Practices Workshop.  

COVID-19 Best Practices Workshop
Tuesday, March 30th

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET)

OIP, OGIS and the CFO Council Technology Committee will co-host a second Best Practices Workshop on FOIA administration during the pandemic, featuring a panel of experts from a diverse group of agencies.

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