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Join Federal Agencies in Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017

While our neighbors up north have been busy digging out from recent snowfalls, we have been busy thinking about the sunshine! Specifically, we have been putting together some exciting plans for Sunshine Week 2017. As we have announced previously, we … Continue reading

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DHS FOIA Policy Office Concurs with OGIS Recommendation

Last week we received a response from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office to our December 2016 FOIA compliance assessment. The DHS Privacy Office is led by the agency’s Chief FOIA Officer, who has specific responsibilities agency-wide for … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Fees…

Sometimes even highly-experienced FOIA requesters approach us with questions about FOIA’s admittedly complicated fee structure. We thought it might be useful to break down the current fee structure a little and provide an update on fee provisions included in the … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar for Our Upcoming Events!

As you all begin to fill out your new 2017 calendars, we want to take a few moments to make sure you know about some special events we have planned in the coming months. Please take a moment to write … Continue reading

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FOIA Advisory Committee to Meet on January 26th

Mark your calendar and RSVP to join us for the next session of the FOIA Advisory Committee on January 26, 2017. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the National Archives’ William G. McGowan … Continue reading

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Q&A with OGIS’s New Director, Alina M. Semo

1)     Please tell us a little about yourself. I am the product of parents who emigrated to the United States to avoid continued religious, artistic and professional persecution at the hands of the Communist Romanian regime.  In direct and indirect … Continue reading

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FOIA Improvement: Improving Agency FOIA Regulations

Note: This entry is another in our series of occasional blog posts updating our efforts to implement new provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) signed into law by President Obama on June 30, 2016. Regular readers of the … Continue reading

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OGIS Releases Compliance Assessment of DHS FOIA Policy Office

We are happy to announce the release of our latest FOIA compliance assessment – the Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This office, which is led by the agency’s Chief Privacy & FOIA Officer, issues FOIA guidance … Continue reading

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Planning is Underway for Sunshine Week 2017 at the National Archives

It’s wintery outside, but we at OGIS are busy planning Sunshine Week 2017 at the National Archives! Mark the afternoon of Monday, March 13, 2017 on your calendars and plan to join us in the William G. McGowan Theater for … Continue reading

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Check out the FOIA Advisory Committee’s Meetings on YouTube

It turns out that you can find something other than great cat videos on YouTube: videos of all of the past meetings of the FOIA Advisory Committee! You can find all of the videos, including footage of the latest meeting … Continue reading

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