Join OGIS for April Meetings

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Mark your calendars for two upcoming OGIS events!

The next meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. The Committee will discuss and vote on draft subcommittee recommendations, including those presented at the March meeting on FOIA training, careers, and customer service. All meeting materials will be posted on the FOIA Advisory Committee website.

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, April 2, 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 YouTube channel but those viewing on YouTube will not be able to make public comments.

The Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The meeting is open to Chief FOIA Officers, FOIA professionals and the public. We invite you to either watch the livestream of the meeting on the National Archives YouTube channel or register by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 15, to receive a link and telephone number for accessing the meeting. If you wish to offer oral comments during the meeting’s public comment period, you must attend via the link. 

The Council is co-chaired by Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Director Alina M. Semo and Office of Information Policy (OIP) Director Bobak Talebian. Plan to hear updates from OGIS and OIP as well as from the Council’s Technology Committee and Committee on Cross-Agency Collaboration and Innovation (COCACI)