Colonel (COL) Simmons of the 7th Infantry Division uses field glasses to monitor progress during the joint US Army/Air Force Exercise CALFEX '86 (combined arms live fire exercise). National Archives Identifier 6426854. A resignation from the FOIA Advisory Committee has created a vacancy for which we seek nominations. We are looking for a non-government FOIA expert who has … Continue reading Call for Nominations: Vacant Non-Government Seat on FOIA Advisory Committee
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Chief Data Officers Council Meets on Friday, February 10
https://giphy.com/gifs/usnationalarchives-space-nasa-apollo-11-kvl2YhR110qsBrHid2 The Time of Apollo by US National Archives via GIPHY. From National Archives Identifier 649447. The Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council meets publicly on Friday, February 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to provide updates about its activities and the implementation of the Chief Data Officer role across the government. OGIS Director … Continue reading Chief Data Officers Council Meets on Friday, February 10
FOIA Communication: Keep it Simple!
Dr. Edwin McMillan with mousetrap cigarette lighter atom smasher apparatus (Rube Goldberg inspired). Photograph taken March 21, 1974. XBB743-1774. [Photograph by: Steve Gerber] National Archives Identifier 39146966 Plain language has long been an interest of ours as we have observed that clear, concise and well-organized correspondence smoothes the FOIA process for all. After we put … Continue reading FOIA Communication: Keep it Simple!
Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Luke Nichter
Today we present an interview with Luke Nichter, Professor of History and James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies at Chapman University and a member of the FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government who are … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Luke Nichter
Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Catrina Pavlik-Keenan
Today we present an interview with Catrina Pavlik-Keenan, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer and a member of the FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government who are appointed by the … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Catrina Pavlik-Keenan
New Year, New Public Comments Form
Your Ideas Are Welcomed. War Production Board1942 – 1943. National Archives Identifier 534167 As we begin a new year and say “hello” to 2023, we have news to share: OGIS is excited to announce our new public comments form. This new tool allows the public to submit their comments to the FOIA Advisory Committee, the Chief FOIA … Continue reading New Year, New Public Comments Form
OGIS 2022 Holiday Wish List
Merry Christmas is the greeting from President Harry S. Truman as he sets forth from his home in Independence, Missouri, to deliver Christmas gifts to members of his family who live nearby, December 1945. Accession Number 2013-3621. In this season of giving and receiving, we thought we’d share our OGIS holiday wish list. We have only … Continue reading OGIS 2022 Holiday Wish List
Getting to Know the 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members
A large welcome home sign surrounded by America flags stands ready to welcome former TWA hostages back to the US. National Archives Identifier 6400347 During the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee, we profiled most of the members on this blog by asking them a few questions about their FOIA experience and what they … Continue reading Getting to Know the 2022-2024 FOIA Advisory Committee Members
Chief FOIA Officers Council Website on the Move
Photographs of a moving truck bringing personal belongings of the Clinton Family into the White House, with further photographs of moving staff bringing in boxes to interior rooms of the White House. The images were photographed by Bob McNeely on January 20, 1993. National Archives Identifier 176253365 Looking for updated information about the Chief FOIA … Continue reading Chief FOIA Officers Council Website on the Move
OGIS Publishes Assessments on Agency FOIA Websites and FOIA in Agency Performance Plans
Building Survey, Photographs ca. 1930 – ca. 1949. National Archives Identifier 32200323 The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) recently published two assessment reports examining Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) websites and FOIA’s inclusion in agency performance plans. The assessments fulfill recommendations from the 2018-2020 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee. Recommendation 2020-01 was for OGIS to "undertake … Continue reading OGIS Publishes Assessments on Agency FOIA Websites and FOIA in Agency Performance Plans
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