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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meeting

National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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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 by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021, to receive an email with instructions for accessing the meeting via WebEx. In addition, we will livestream the meeting on YouTube. Members of the public may send questions and comments through WebEx and YouTube during the meeting or through the OGIS website at any time.

Presentations will include a briefing on access to records in the legislative and judicial branches from Daniel Schuman, Policy Director at Demand Progress and Demand Progress Education Fund, and Michael Lissner, Executive Director at Free Law Project. The Committee also will hear updates from the four subcommittees: Process, Classification, Technology, and Legislation.

All meeting materials, including the agenda are posted on the FOIA Advisory Committee website.

The FOIA Advisory Committee was established in accordance with the U.S. Second Open Government National Action Plan, released on December 5, 2013, and the directive in the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(h)(2)(C), that OGIS “identify procedures and methods for improving compliance” with FOIA. The Committee is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770 (1972), 5 U.S.C. app.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.