OGIS Publishes NRC FOIA Compliance Assessment Report

Drawing of nuclear reactor uranium "pile." Photograph taken January 27, 1950 (NARA ID: 22118314) OGIS’s latest agency compliance assessment delivers six findings and 10 recommendations for  improving FOIA compliance and administration at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine. NRC … Continue reading OGIS Publishes NRC FOIA Compliance Assessment Report

Deadline for Registering for First Meeting of 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

Coming? Then Hurry? (NARA ID: 44266086) Interested in attending — virtually, of course — the first meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT? Please register by midnight Tuesday September 8, 2020. We have a packed agenda! After a welcome by the … Continue reading Deadline for Registering for First Meeting of 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

Archivist Appoints New Members to the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has appointed 20 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) experts — 10 government FOIA professionals and 10 requester community representatives — to serve on the fourth term of the FOIA Advisory Committee.  We welcome back Michael Morisy of MuckRock; James Stocker of … Continue reading Archivist Appoints New Members to the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

"Buy a share in America" (National Archives ID: 513994) The deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee has been extended until July, 10, 2020. We are looking for a wide range of FOIA experts from both inside and outside government who have a passion for FOIA and … Continue reading Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee

Thinking globally

Thirty-three information commissioners—a.k.a freedom of information ombudsmen—from 25 countries gathered April 21-23 for the 9th International Conference of Information Commissioners to discuss transparency issues and share successes and challenges. It was a great honor to represent OGIS at the conference, hosted by the Chilean Transparency Council, in Santiago, Chile. Among the themes of the conference, … Continue reading Thinking globally

OGIS Launches First Agency Assessment

We’re pleased to announce completion of our first assessment of an agency FOIA program, officially launching the expansion of our review program and helping us better fulfill our statutory mandate to review agency FOIA policies, procedures and compliance. 5 U.S.C. §§ 552 (h)(2)(A) and (B). The National Archives and Records Administration’s own Office of General … Continue reading OGIS Launches First Agency Assessment

FOIAonline Celebrates its Second Birthday

The same week we at OGIS celebrated our 5th birthday, we celebrated another important birthday—that of FOIAonline. An online portal aimed at expanding public access to information requested under FOIA, FOIAonline went live two years ago when five Federal agencies, including the Office of General Counsel at our parent agency, the National Archives and Records … Continue reading FOIAonline Celebrates its Second Birthday