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!


July 24,2020
Today, we published a blog post "Final Report of the 2018-2020 FOIA Advisory Committee Delivered to the Archivist" and posted the transcript of the OGIS 2020 Annual Open Meeting to our website.

July 21, 2020
Yesterday, OGIS held its Annual Open Meeting virtually. The meeting agenda, presentation slides, and referenced materials are available on our Annual Open Meeting webpage. We will post the video of the meeting to the National Archives and Records Administration's YouTube Channel as soon as possible.

July 9, 2020
Today, we posted the Final Report and Recommendations of the 2018-2020 Term of the FOIA Advisory Committee

July 1, 2020
Yesterday, on our blog, we announced that the deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee has been extended until July, 10, 2020. In other news, registration to virtually attend the OGIS Annual Open Meeting on Mon, July 20 is now open.

Chief FOIA Officers Council

Upcoming Events

August 3, 2020
Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting - Virtual Event

October 2020
FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

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Recent Events

July 20, 2020
OGIS Annual Open Meeting - Virtual Event

June 4, 2020
FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting - Virtual Event

May 12, 2020
OGIS Webinar: FOIA Requests for CDC COVID-19 Records - Virtual Event