Registration is Open for the Inaugural Meeting of the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee

Join us in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on September 6, 2018 for the first meeting of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee’s 2018-2020 term. At this meeting, the Committee will kick off its work and will happily receive your thoughts on the greatest challenges to … Continue reading Registration is Open for the Inaugural Meeting of the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee

Final Report and Recommendations of the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee Released

On April 17, 2018 the 2016-2018 Term of the FOIA Advisory Committee wrapped up its work by approving its Final Report and Recommendations.  The report is the culmination of two years of work by individuals with particular FOIA expertise inside and outside of government who were able to develop consensus solutions to some of the … Continue reading Final Report and Recommendations of the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee Released

Time is Running Out: Register Today for the Second Annual OGIS Open Meeting!

Don’t forget to register to join us for the Second Annual OGIS Open Meeting on Friday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to noon. This is your opportunity to learn more about our activities, hear from members of the FOIA Advisory Committee, and share your views! After welcoming remarks from Deputy Archivist of the United States … Continue reading Time is Running Out: Register Today for the Second Annual OGIS Open Meeting!

Volunteer to Improve the Administration of FOIA

Did you hear that we are currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2020 Term of the Federal FOIA Advisory Committee? Who should be nominated? We are looking for agency FOIA professionals and nongovernment members who are interested in working to improve the administration of FOIA. From the government, we are looking for representatives  from both Cabinet-level … Continue reading Volunteer to Improve the Administration of FOIA

FOIA Advisory Committee Set to Vote on Final Report and Recommendations on April 17th

On Tuesday, April 17th, the FOIA Advisory Committee will wrap up its current two-year term and vote on its Final Report and Recommendations. As regular readers of our blog know, during this term the FOIA Advisory Committee examined specific areas where federal agencies could take action and implement initiatives to improve proactive disclosures, FOIA searches, … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Set to Vote on Final Report and Recommendations on April 17th

Advisory Committee Puts Forward Unanimous Recommendations to Improve FOIA

On January 16, 2018 the FOIA Advisory Committee voted unanimously* in support of several recommendations to improve the administration of FOIA. Members of the three Subcommittees – Proactive Disclosure, Efficiency and Resources, and Searches – spent a little over a year researching issues and developing these recommendations. The FOIA Advisory Committee brings together agency FOIA … Continue reading Advisory Committee Puts Forward Unanimous Recommendations to Improve FOIA

Mark Your Calendars for the January 16, 2018 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Registration is now open for the January 16, 2018 meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee! The meeting is scheduled to run from 10 am to 1 pm in the William G. McGowan Theater. As we have shared with you all before, the FOIA Advisory Committee has been hard at work for more than a year … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for the January 16, 2018 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

OGIS Joins in Thanksgiving 2017

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to take some time to give thanks for the many individuals who have worked with us over the past year to help improve the FOIA process. In particular, we want to recognize the members of the Chief FOIA Officers Council and the FOIA Advisory Committee. Earlier this year … Continue reading OGIS Joins in Thanksgiving 2017

Catch Up with the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee!

On October 19, 2017 the FOIA Advisory Committee worked its way through a jam-packed agenda, including discussion of draft recommendations from each of the three subcommittees – Searches; Efficiency and Resources; and Proactive Disclosure. As the Archivist of the United States noted in his welcoming remarks, a uniting theme for all three subcommittees is the … Continue reading Catch Up with the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee!

FOIA and the Digital Future on Agenda for October 19 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

The FOIA Advisory Committee has studied and considered the profound effects that technology is having on the way that government operates, and the public’s expectations for transparent government for a little more than a year. During its October 19 meeting, we expect for the discussion to focus on the draft recommendations developed by each of … Continue reading FOIA and the Digital Future on Agenda for October 19 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting