FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on March 2

Giant megaphone in which bugle can be placed and used to sound all trumpet calls in camp. It can be heard for a distance of five miles. Taken 12/31/1917. National Archives Identifier 45502582

The next meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.  This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required if you wish to make oral public comments. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 28, to receive an email with a link and telephone number for accessing the meeting. Members of the public participating in the meeting via the link may comment or raise questions via telephone during the last 15 minutes of the meeting. You are also welcome to submit written comments at any time by using the Public Comments Form. We also will livestream the meeting on the National Archives and Records Administration’s YouTube channel but those viewing on YouTube will not be able to make public comments.

The Committee will hear from Brentin V. Evitt, Director of the Information Management and Compliance Office at the Defense Intelligence Agency about challenges and opportunities for FOIA programs. The Committee heard from a panel of FOIA requesters about challenges and opportunities at its December 1, 2022, meeting. The Committee also will hear updates from the three subcommittees looking at implementation of past Committee recommendations, modernization of FOIA administration, and FOIA resources.

All meeting materials will be posted on the FOIA Advisory Committee website.