Join us for November 18 FOIA Book Talk

We invite you to find a cozy chair and join us for a National Archives book talk at 5 p.m. EST Thursday November 18, featuring law professor Margaret Kwoka, author of “Saving the Freedom of Information Act.” Professor Kwoka, whose recently published book asserts that FOIA is not working the way Congress originally intended, will … Continue reading Join us for November 18 FOIA Book Talk

FOIA Technology Showcase: Request for Information Published on SAM.gov!

NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase Set for February Are you interested in showcasing your company’s FOIA technology to an audience of FOIA professionals? The Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council’s Technology Committee, in conjunction with The Office of Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of … Continue reading FOIA Technology Showcase: Request for Information Published on SAM.gov!

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

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University Today we present an interview with Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

This World War II-era poster is titled "Hold on to your Social Security Card" and is from the Office of Government Reports. Today we present an interview with Linda Frye, Government Information Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University Today we present an interview with James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

Alexis Graves, US Department of Agriculture Today we present an interview with Alexis Graves, FOIA Officer at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: A. Jay Wagner

A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University Today we present an interview with A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University 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: A. Jay Wagner

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman

Thomas Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office at the American Bar Association. August 25, 2011. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Today we present an interview with Thomas M. Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman