2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee Draft Final Report Available for Public Comment

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The draft final report of the fourth term of the FOIA Advisory Committee is now available for public comment. The report includes 21 recommendations from the  four subcommittees — Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology — all previously approved by the Committee. The Committee will consider and vote on the draft report at its June 9, 2022, meeting, the final of the 2020-2022 term. 

A dashboard to track previous Committee recommendations is available on our website. Once the 2020-2022 recommendations are reviewed and presented to the Acting Archivist of the United States this summer, we will update the FOIA Advisory Committee dashboard.

We invite the public to comment on the draft report by emailing foia-advisory-committee@nara.gov by June 8, 2022. We will compile all comments and will make them public. If you are interested in attending the June 9 meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee, we ask that you please register by 11:59 p.m. June 7. The meeting will be streamed live on the National Archives YouTube channel

A working group of four Committee members drafted the final report to Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall. In 2020, now-retired Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, appointed 20 FOIA experts from both inside and outside of government to serve on the Committee. Mr. Ferriero recently signed the charter for the 2022-2024 term of the Committee, the fifth term since it was established in 2014. If you are a government FOIA professional or member of the requester community, please consider submitting your nomination to serve on the next term of the Committee. Look in this blog space for a call for nominations very soon.