https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-archives-archivesgif-naid12065-896NyHxKgOwc8UoIar Your National Archives by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 12065. Federal government employees are invited to a Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council best practices workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25. The Council’s Committee on Cross-Agency Collaboration and Innovation (COCACI) Resources Working Group is hosting the … Continue reading Workshop on Using, Sharing Resources Set for October 25
https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-nasa-satellite-communications-26UtCvTRqLIDdeWih1 Rocket Science Space by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 45002. The next meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on June 8
On February 9th and 10th, 18 private-sector vendors convened virtually for the NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase. This event was held thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Technology Committee of the Chief FOIA Officers Council (CFO), the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Office of Information … Continue reading NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase Wrap-up
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!
Each day, people seeking records about themselves use the FOIA process to obtain their records as they navigate health care, employment, immigration, law enforcement or other issues that intersect in some way with the federal government. A government-wide look at what are known as “first-party requests” shows that the records requesters seek about themselves fall … Continue reading OGIS Publishes Issue Assessment on First-party Requests
Main Reading Room, Helsinki Information Library(National Archives ID: 23932377) This post was written by Meredith Doviak, Community Manager of the National Archives Catalog, who conducted this assessment on temporary assignment to OGIS as part of a National Archives and Records Administration Cross-training Program. OGIS is pleased to announce our latest issue assessment examining the methods … Continue reading OGIS Publishes Assessment on Posting to FOIA Websites
New Super Computers at NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS)National Archives ID: 18447042 Are you a government FOIA professional interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the world of FOIA? The Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy (OIP), and OGIS invite agency FOIA professionals to join them for a presentation by the AI Working Group … Continue reading Register now for the Nov. 5th Webinar: Artificial Intelligence for FOIA Professionals
Young Men and Women in a Workshop (NARA ID: 7403517) The Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy (OIP), and the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) invite you to a virtual Best Practices Workshop Series on FOIA and technology on Monday April 20, 2020. The event is open to Federal employees and contractors who … Continue reading Register to Attend Virtual Workshop on FOIA and Technology Best Practices for Agencies!
Eagle Release During Migratory Bird Day 2005 (National Archives ID: 166690378) Looking for ways to bolster the use of technology within the FOIA process? Check out a report from the Technology Committee (Committee) of the Chief FOIA Officers Council (Council) to the Council Co-Chairs that discusses FOIA Information Technology (IT) best practices and recommendations. In … Continue reading Chief FOIA Officers Council’s Technology Committee Releases Best Practices and Recommendations
Almost five and a half years ago we at OGIS recommended to Congress that the development of a governmentwide FOIA web portal could improve public access to government information. Now, thanks to ongoing collaboration between the Office of Management and Budget (OMB and the Office of Information Policy at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and … Continue reading Cheers for a National FOIA Portal