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

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 Theater.  Please register using the Eventbrite web site to register, and use the Special Events … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee to Meet on January 26th

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 on October 25, on a playlist on the National Archives’ YouTube account. Check out Part … Continue reading Check out the FOIA Advisory Committee’s Meetings on YouTube

FOIA Advisory Committee Sets 2016-2018 Agenda

At its October 25, 2016 meeting, the FOIA Advisory Committee made some important decisions—identifying the issues its members will address during its two-year term. By the end of the meeting, the Committee formed three subcommittees: Search; Efficiencies and Resources; and Proactive Disclosure and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. OGIS Acting Director Nikki Gramian kicked … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Sets 2016-2018 Agenda

Reserve Your Seat for the October 25 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Registration is now open for the October 25, 2016, meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee! The meeting will be from 10 am to 1 pm at the National Archives in Washington, DC. During this meeting, the Committee members will form subcommittees and determine the FOIA issues they want to tackle over the next two years. … Continue reading Reserve Your Seat for the October 25 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

National Archives’ Open Government Plan 4.0 Open for Comment

As the Archivist of the United States announced earlier this week, you can now review and comment on  the National Archives and Records Administration’s Open Government Plan 4.0 on Github. The plan covers steps the National Archives intends to take over the next two years to strengthen open government within our agency and across the … Continue reading National Archives’ Open Government Plan 4.0 Open for Comment

FOIA Advisory Committee Term to Kick Off on July 21

We are very happy to announce that the list of members for the 2016-2018 term or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is now available on our website. In even more exciting news, the Committee will be convening for its first meeting on Thursday, July 21st in the William G. McGowan Theater. For … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Term to Kick Off on July 21