Join us June 29 for our Annual Open Meeting

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Meeting with Black Women's Leadership Group , 6/29/1993. National Archives Identifier 2569276 In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act statute, OGIS will host our annual public meeting at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 29. The meeting will feature two panel discussions on FOIA’s estimated date of completion (EDC) requirements … Continue reading Join us June 29 for our Annual Open Meeting

2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee Draft Final Report Available for Public Comment

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-times-square-ve-day-war-ends-in-europe-l0HlRincOBSIi5oxG National Archives Identifier 38905 The draft final report of the fourth term of the FOIA Advisory Committee is now available for public comment. The report includes 21 recommendations from the  four subcommittees — Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology — all previously approved by the Committee. The Committee will consider and vote on the draft … Continue reading 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee Draft Final Report Available for Public Comment

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-vintage-throwback-l0HlLWj5e25b5Ky76 Vintage Type GIF by US National Archives via Giphy. From National Archives Identifier: 94970 The penultimate meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Dione Stearns

Façade of Federal Trade Commission building in Washington D.C. National Archives Identifier 70170705 Today we present an interview with Dione Stearns, Assistant General Counsel for Information at the Federal Trade Commission 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: Dione Stearns

OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

Above, left to right: James McTigue, Jr., Bobak Talebian, and Alina Semo being sworn in before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. If you missed Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Director Alina M. Semo testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 29, it’s not too late to watch the webcast. Director Semo joined James … Continue reading OGIS Director Alina Semo Testifies Before Congress

Call for Nominations: Vacant Government Seat on FOIA Advisory Committee

Space exploration by @usnationalarchives. The 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee, launched in 2020, has space for a government FOIA expert. Apply now! A resignation from the FOIA Advisory Committee has created a vacancy for which we seek nominations. We are looking for a government FOIA expert from either a Cabinet-level department or a … Continue reading Call for Nominations: Vacant Government Seat on FOIA Advisory Committee

2022-2026 Draft NARA Strategic Plan

Meeting of Chicago Blackhills Highway Association, ca. 1923 - ca. 1955. National Archives Identifier: 12466011 The National Archives has posted its 2022-2026 draft Strategic Plan and is inviting public feedback during a virtual town hall at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 17, 2021. A question-and-answer period will follow presentations by senior leadership. In addition to … Continue reading 2022-2026 Draft NARA Strategic Plan

Survey Says! OGIS Publishes RMSA Report

Enlist in 472nd Engineers. (National Archives ID: 512490) We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, “Assessing Freedom of Information Act Compliance through the 2019 National Archives and Records Administration’s Records Management Self-Assessment.” The 2019 Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA)—administered by the Office of the Chief Records Officer (CRO) for the United States … Continue reading Survey Says! OGIS Publishes RMSA Report

Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

WO3478 Geese at Sunrise (National Archives ID: 166691452) Sunshine Month: Save the Dates! Please mark your calendars for several virtual FOIA events coming up in March, including our Sunshine Week event on March 15!FOIA Advisory Committee MeetingWednesday, March 3rd10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)The FOIA Advisory Committee meets to hear presentations about and discuss access … Continue reading Sunshine Month: Save the Dates!

FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on March 3

The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Wednesday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021, to receive an email with instructions … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on March 3