Nominations Open for 2024-2026 FOIA Advisory Committee

America Calling. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. 3/9/1943-9/15/1945. National Archives Identifier 513794 Interested in tackling FOIA’s toughest challenges through collaboration with other requesters and FOIA professionals? Please consider submitting a nomination for yourself or someone else for the 2024-2026 term of the federal FOIA Advisory Committee.  The … Continue reading Nominations Open for 2024-2026 FOIA Advisory Committee

Plan to Attend Final FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fifth Term

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-times-square-ve-day-war-ends-in-europe-l0HlRincOBSIi5oxG New York City Celebration GIF by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 38905. The last meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, June 13, 2024, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The Committee expects to review and approve its final report which … Continue reading Plan to Attend Final FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting of the Fifth Term

OGIS Thanks Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Thanks Brass Family, National Archives Identifier 165318036. This week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the volunteers who work to transform society and the world. Today we recognize the volunteers who make up two groups that strive to improve the federal FOIA process: the … Continue reading OGIS Thanks Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Sunshine Week: It’s a Wrap!

National Archives Sunshine Week program panelists (left to right) Gulam Shakir, NARA; Bobak Talebian, Dept. of Justice; Eric Stein, Dept. of State; Pam Wright, NARA; and Abby Potter, Library of Congress discussing the intersection of artificial intelligence, FOIA and public access on Thursday, March 14. National Archives Photo by Susana Raab. Another Sunshine Week is … Continue reading Sunshine Week: It’s a Wrap!

FOIA Advisory Committee Recommendations Recap

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-archives-archivesgif-naid12065-1alh12SmIXpUoZEQar Research Archive GIF by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 12065. The 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee held its eighth public meeting last week, passing its first recommendation of the year that provides agencies with a model determination letter. The Committee voted 18-0 to pass the Modernization Subcommittee's recommendation on a model … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Recommendations Recap

Panel to Discuss Open Government and Artificial Intelligence at Sunshine Week Event

Make plans to join us as the National Archives and Records Administration hosts a panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence: The Intersection of Public Access and Open Government'' Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. ET. This program is being offered during Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. The event will be in … Continue reading Panel to Discuss Open Government and Artificial Intelligence at Sunshine Week Event

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets March 5 – Registration Now Open!

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-throwback-l0HlLWj5e25b5Ky76 Vintage Type by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 94970. The next meeting of the 2022-2024 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.  The Committee will hear updates from its three subcommittees — Resources, Implementation, … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets March 5 – Registration Now Open!

Giving Our Thanks this November

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-weird-irbY9jQpbV4Qg Vintage Dress Up by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 234273518. This week many Americans will gather with friends and/or family to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks. OGIS is no different as we all plan to share time with our loved ones. With that in mind, we also want to say … Continue reading Giving Our Thanks this November

Chief FOIA Officers Meeting Recap

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-throwback-3oz8xYn9tp0AbewbhS Welding World War II by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 535579. The Chief FOIA Officers Council (CFOC) met on November 9 to discuss a variety of topics of interest to Chief FOIA Officers and FOIA professionals. Deputy Archivist of the United States, Debra Steidel Wall, and Associate Attorney General of the … Continue reading Chief FOIA Officers Meeting Recap

Staff Spotlight: My Legal Clerkship with OGIS

The following blog post was written by Seline Wiedemer, the 2023 summer law clerk for the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and a rising second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center.  My experience working with OGIS at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) this summer was an incredible opportunity that was both … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: My Legal Clerkship with OGIS