Submit Nominations for Federal Advisory Committee on FOIA Modernization

Last week the Administration moved one step closer to meeting one of its commitments to improve implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) published a blog post asking readers to submit nominations for a Federal Advisory Committee on FOIA Modernization. In recent years, open government advocates have asked the Administration to create such an advisory committee to provide a venue for outside stakeholders and the government to regularly work together on critical issues, like the FOIA.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which houses OGIS, is working with the General Services Administration (GSA) to set up the committee. In line with recommendations from civil society organizations, and with statutory requirements, about half of the committee members will be from outside government. Be sure to check out OGIS' blog post to learn more about the committee. Nominations should be sent to ogis@nara.gov.

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