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!

National Archives Fascade on the 4th of July

Thu, June 10, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT

FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

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Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Enterprise-wide FOIA Searches at CDC 

Mediation Program

We assists the public and Federal agencies by helping them resolve their FOIA disputes, and by addressing their questions and concerns about the FOIA process.

Compliance Program

The FOIA mandates that OGIS  review agency FOIA policies, procedures and compliance. We does this in a variety of ways.

OGIS Advisory Opinions

OGIS Advisory Opinions address the common disputes, complaints, and trends that are likely to lead to litigation.

OGIS FOIA Ombuds Observer

The FOIA Ombuds Observer, addresses questions and issues frequently seen in our individual cases concerning FOIA disputes between requesters and Federal agenies.

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