Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

The Office of Government Information Services

The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) resource for the public and the government. Congress has charged us with reviewing FOIA policies, procedures and compliance of Federal agencies and identifying ways to improve compliance. Our mission also includes resolving FOIA disputes between Federal agencies and requesters. 

OGIS is a place where anyone can ask for FOIA assistance. In other words we also serve the FOIA Ombudsman -- answering questions, tracking suggestions and providing information. See something we should know about? Have a suggestion to improve FOIA? Let us know!


November 25, 2020
Check out this week's blog post for information about the FOIA Advisory Committee's upcoming virtual meeting on December 10 and how you can register to attend.

November 17, 2020
Today on our blog, we announce the release of our new dashboard that you can use to track the status of the FOIA Advisory Committee recommendations in one place.

October 14, 2020
Today from 10 AM to 12:30 PM (ET), we're live streaming the Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting on YouTube. We hope you'll join us!

October 6, 2020
Check out yesterday's blog post for information on the upcoming Chief FOIA Officers Council meeting and a Q&A with recently appointed Department of Homeland Security Chief FOIA Officer Dena Kozanas.

Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council

Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council - Technology Committee

FOIA Advisory Committee