Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

This World War II-era poster is titled "Hold on to your Social Security Card" and is from the Office of Government Reports. Today we present an interview with Linda Frye, Government Information Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Jason Gart

Jason Gart, Vice President and Director of Litigation Research at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) Today we present an interview with Jason Gart, Vice President and Director of Litigation Research at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Jason Gart

An Early Spring Cleaner

Spring Cleaning: Take a fresh look at your FOIA program

Spring is here and as we open windows to let in fresh air and sunshine, tidy up around the house, and tackle projects we put off during the winter, why not bring that same mindset to your FOIA program?Since OGIS opened its doors in 2009, we’ve worked with agencies and requesters on thousands of requests … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Take a fresh look at your FOIA program

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University Today we present an interview with James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

Alexis Graves, US Department of Agriculture Today we present an interview with Alexis Graves, FOIA Officer at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government and who … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

FOIA and Records Management: So Happy Together

Today on the FOIA Ombudsman, Laurence Brewer, the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, discusses the critical partnership between FOIA staff and records professionals in agencies. His office has developed a two-page tipsheet for how records management and FOIA teams can work together. For more information, please follow Records Express, the blog of the Office of the … Continue reading FOIA and Records Management: So Happy Together

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: A. Jay Wagner

A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University Today we present an interview with A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: A. Jay Wagner

Survey Says! OGIS Publishes RMSA Report

Enlist in 472nd Engineers. (National Archives ID: 512490) We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, “Assessing Freedom of Information Act Compliance through the 2019 National Archives and Records Administration’s Records Management Self-Assessment.” The 2019 Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA)—administered by the Office of the Chief Records Officer (CRO) for the United States … Continue reading Survey Says! OGIS Publishes RMSA Report

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman

Thomas Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office at the American Bar Association. August 25, 2011. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Today we present an interview with Thomas M. Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman

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 MeetingWednesday, March 3rd10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)The FOIA Advisory Committee meets to hear presentations about and discuss access … Continue reading Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!