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

FOIA Advisory Committee to Meet on October 19th

This Friday, September 29th, registration will open for the next meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives. The event is open to the public and can also be watched via livestream on the National Archives YouTube Channel. As our regular blog readers know, the 2016-2018  FOIA Advisory Committee … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee to Meet on October 19th

Help the FOIA Advisory Committee Improve Proactive Disclosure!

A few weeks ago, we gave you an update on the number of agencies that have taken steps towards identifying records or categories of records that should be proactively disclosed to the public. This week, we are sharing a call from members of the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee for your ideas on what records agencies … Continue reading Help the FOIA Advisory Committee Improve Proactive Disclosure!

Register to Attend the July 20th FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

The Federal FOIA Advisory Committee will reconvene on Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 am in the William G. McGowan Theater to continue its work to develop consensus solutions to some of the greatest challenges to FOIA administration and processes. If you have comments to share with the Committee, or would like to join the live … Continue reading Register to Attend the July 20th FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Don’t Miss Our First Annual Open Meeting on April 20th

We hope you are planning to join us for our first annual Open Meeting on Thursday, April 20th in the William G. McGowan Theater! If you cannot attend in person, you can still watch all of the action via the livestream on YouTube. As we noted in our blog post announcing the meeting a few … Continue reading Don’t Miss Our First Annual Open Meeting on April 20th

OGIS Public Meeting and FOIA Advisory Committee Session: April 20th

Mark your calendars to join us in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives’ downtown DC location on Thursday, April 20th for two events! The day will kick off with OGIS’s first public meeting beginning at 9 am.  This meeting (which is a new requirement created by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016) … Continue reading OGIS Public Meeting and FOIA Advisory Committee Session: April 20th

OGIS Releases its Fiscal Year 2016 Report

In his welcoming remarks at Monday’s  Sunshine Week celebration at the National Archives (video), the Archivist of the United States noted the substantial effort our agency has put towards improving open government over the last few years, and noted that there is – of course – a lot of work left to do. Our newly-released … Continue reading OGIS Releases its Fiscal Year 2016 Report