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Committee on Cross-Agency Collaboration and Innovation (COCACI)

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Co-Chairs: Michael Bell, U.S. Department of Transportation and Abioye Mosheim, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

In October 2020, the Chief FOIA Officers Council co-chairs established the Committee on Cross-Agency Collaboration and Innovation (COCACI) to research and propose cross-agency grant programs and funding sources, create federal career paths for FOIA professionals, and promote models to align agency resources with agency transparency. COCACI will focus on the following three topics areas:

  • virtual FOIA office administration;
  • the Government Information Specialist (GIS) job series; and
  • technology standardization.


  • Inaugural meeting March 9, 2021
  • Meet on monthly basis
  • Established three subcommittees


  • Pandemic/Virtual FOIA Offices
  • Government Information Specialists Job Series
  • Standardizing Technology