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!


January 14, 2020
Check out our latest blog post, Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Roger Andoh. Mr. Andoh is the FOIA Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a member of the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee.

January 7, 2020
Today's blog post features an interview with David Cuillier, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and a member of the FOIA Advisory Committee

December 17, 2020
In our blog post today, we announced the publication of our latest issue assessmenton the methods that agencies use to prepare documents for posting on agency FOIA websites. 

December 10, 2020
Thanks to those who virtually joined us for today's FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting! We're sorry for the technical difficulties that cut the public comment period short. If you have questions comments or questions that you would like submit to the Committee, please send them via email to Before submitting your comments, please read our Contact Us/Submit Comments and Posting Policy for Public Comments page.

Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council

Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council - Technology Committee