FOIA Advisory Committee Organizes into Three Subcommittees

Front-runners take off from the starting line at the beginning of the US Air Force (USAF) Marathon, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Ohio (OH). National Archives Identifier 6684302 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee shared information and heard ideas from previous Committee terms to organize itself into three subcommittees for the 2022-2024 term.  … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Organizes into Three Subcommittees

OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-archives-archivesgif-naid12065-896NyHxKgOwc8UoIar Records Research GIF By US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 12065 The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, “Assessing Freedom of Information Act Compliance through the National Archives and Records Administration’s 2021 Records Management Self-Assessment.” The latest Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) … Continue reading OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

Join Us for the 2022-2024 Inaugural Meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee

"Join U.S. Truck Conservation Corps - Sign Up Here" National Archives Identifier 514749 The 2022-2024 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee will gather for the first meeting of the fifth term on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET. Please register by midnight Tuesday, September 6, 2022, if you wish to … Continue reading Join Us for the 2022-2024 Inaugural Meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee

2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members Appointed

A woman Marine sergeant, who is a member of the band blows her trumpet, during a Marine Corps Birthday Pageant held in the stadium, 11/9/1979. National Archives Identifier 6367479 Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall appointed 20 individuals to the National Archives and Records Administration’s 2022–2024 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory … Continue reading 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members Appointed

OGIS Is Yet Again Interested in “Still Interested” Letters

Address Your Letters Plainly. National Archives Identifier 44266146 As federal agencies approach the end of fiscal year 2022 in September, we know many are aiming to close old FOIA requests and reduce their FOIA backlogs. Some have begun to send requesters “still interested” letters to ensure that the information in a FOIA request is still … Continue reading OGIS Is Yet Again Interested in “Still Interested” Letters

OIP Director recaps AG Garland FOIA Memo

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Policy Director Bobby Talebian. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP) Director Bobby Talebian provided an update on the Attorney General guidelines at this year’s American Society of Access Professionals National Training Conference in Arlington, Va. With regard to FOIA’s  foreseeable harm standard, which Congress added … Continue reading OIP Director recaps AG Garland FOIA Memo

Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

Employee Suggestion Plan – Office of War Information. National Archives Identifier 515139 The deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to the 2022-2024 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee has been extended until Friday, July 15, 2022. We are looking for a wide range of FOIA experts from both inside and outside the government who … Continue reading Deadline Extended for Nominations to 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

FOIA Improvements at the Department of Homeland Security

https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-space-nasa-apollo-11-kvl2YhR110qsBrHid2 From National Archives Identifier 649447 Later this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin migrating to a new FOIA system and anticipates temporary delays in responding to requesters while launching the new system. According to the DHS FOIA website, the migration to a new system will be staggered across DHS processing centers … Continue reading FOIA Improvements at the Department of Homeland Security

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

Nominations Open for 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee

UNCLE SAM NEEDS YOUR SUGGESTIONS WIN $5 to $250 or more. National Archives Identifier 515895 If you or someone you know have a passion for FOIA and a commitment to improving the FOIA process, please consider submitting a nomination for the 2022-2024 term of the federal FOIA Advisory Committee.  We are looking for a wide range of … Continue reading Nominations Open for 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee