FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Additional Recommendations to Archivist

Baltic, South Dakota, typical of many rural communities all over the United States, goes to the polls during the November, 1948 presidential election. In this little Norwegian farm community, Mrs. T.H. Fresdahl, age 82, casts her vote. Mrs. Fresdahl was the first baby to be born in Fort Dakota, a pioneer outpost fort at which … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Additional Recommendations to Archivist

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kel McClanahan

Today we present an interview with Kel McClanahan, Executive Director of National Security Counselors, which advocates on FOIA matters, 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 are appointed by … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kel McClanahan

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-throwback-l0HlLWj5e25b5Ky76 Vintage Type GIF by US National Archives via Giphy. From National Archives Identifier: 94970 The penultimate meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Dione Stearns

Façade of Federal Trade Commission building in Washington D.C. National Archives Identifier 70170705 Today we present an interview with Dione Stearns, Assistant General Counsel for Information at the Federal Trade Commission 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: Dione Stearns

FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Recommendations to Archivist

Above: This is America...where you vote as you please. National Archives Identifier 515775 During their meetings on March 10 and April 7, 2022, the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee met to discuss and vote on recommendations to the Archivist of the United States for improving FOIA administration. Recommendations ranging from agency reporting on “Glomar” responses to … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Votes on Recommendations to Archivist

OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

Above, left to right: James McTigue, Jr., Bobak Talebian, and Alina Semo being sworn in before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. If you missed Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Director Alina M. Semo testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 29, it’s not too late to watch the webcast. Director Semo joined James … Continue reading OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on September 9

The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those wishing to make oral public comments. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on September 9

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Matthew Schwarz

Eighth grade students from St. Bonaventure High School spend recess period picking up trash on the beach near oil wells, 5/1972. Image from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) DOCUMERIA project. National Archives Identifier 542655. Today we present an interview with Matthew Schwarz, an Attorney-Advisor in the Information Law Practice Group with the Office of General … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Matthew Schwarz

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on June 10

Image from National Archives Giphy channel. The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those wishing to make oral public comments. Please register here by … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on June 10

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Allan Blutstein

Allan Blutstein, Senior Vice President at America Rising Political Action Committee Today we present an interview with Allan Blutstein, Senior Vice President at America Rising Political Action Committee 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Allan Blutstein