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

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

April Showers Bring FOIA Meetings

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events! Please join us on April 7, 2022 as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee members meet to discuss and vote on draft subcommittee recommendations.  The virtual meeting starts at 10 a.m. ET on April 7. If you wish to speak during the public comment period of the … Continue reading April Showers Bring FOIA Meetings

NexGen FOIA Tech Showcase Wrap-up

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

Sunshine Month 2022: Mark Your Calendars!

Please save the dates for two FOIA events in March, including Sunshine Week at the National Archives on March 14!  FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) The FOIA Advisory Committee meets virtually to discuss recommendations and best practices from its four subcommittees: Classification, Legislation, Process, and Technology. The … Continue reading Sunshine Month 2022: Mark Your Calendars!

Chief FOIA Officers Council Co-chairs Seek Requester Input

Attention Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters! The co-chairs of the Chief FOIA Officers Council will be available to listen to your comments about and experiences with the FOIA process from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday February 2, 2022. Please join Alina M. Semo and Bobak Talebian, the directors of the Office … Continue reading Chief FOIA Officers Council Co-chairs Seek Requester Input

FOIA Advisory Committee meets Dec 9 and welcomes new member

"Not Just Hats Off To The Flag But Sleeves Up For It! " National Archives ID: 512460 Please join us on December 9, 2021, as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee members roll up their sleeves to consider a range of potential recommendations  – and welcome its newest member, Dione J. Stearns.  The virtual meeting … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee meets Dec 9 and welcomes new member

Register now for the Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting!

There is still time to register for the upcoming Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council meeting, which takes place virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, November 17. The meeting is open to Chief FOIA Officers, FOIA professionals and the public. We invite you to either watch the livestream of … Continue reading Register now for the Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting!

Chief FOIA Officers Council meets November 17

Washington Heritage Trail - Eastern Panhandle Orchards (National Archives ID: 7722747) Please mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council, which will be held virtually on Wednesday November 17, 2021, starting at 10:00 am EST. The meeting is open to Chief FOIA Officers, FOIA professionals and … Continue reading Chief FOIA Officers Council meets November 17

Got an Idea? Here’s How You Can Share It!

"Do You Have Any Bright Ideas" (National Archives ID: 514120) Interested in sharing with OGIS your thoughts about and experiences with FOIA? There are a number of ways to do that, and we’re happy to help you figure out where to best share your ideas.  The best venue to share your FOIA experiences and suggestions … Continue reading Got an Idea? Here’s How You Can Share It!