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Chief FOIA Officers Council (CFOC) Technology Committee FOIAonline Working Group Charter

Lasted Updated: January 24, 2021

Co-Chairs:  Mark Muro
                        Ryan McQuighan
                        Ryan Landrum
                        Matthew Pollack
                        Cindy Cafaro

Objective: The FOIAonline working group will analyze and review the capabilities of FOIAonline which provides services to over 20 government agencies. This group will work to create a community of interest to leverage diverse user experiences to highlight best practices, compile frequently asked questions and answers, user guides, and make recommendations to improve FOIAonline capabilities supporting FOIA processing throughout federal agencies using this tool.

Proposed Deliverables and Target Deadlines:

  1. Compile and make available Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) beyond those already published on the FOIAonline site and make recommendations to the government solution FOIAonline to expand the FAQs already in existence to reflect working group input. Develop a brief “Top 10” FOIAonline paper related to the implementation and utilization of FOIAonline. - Target Deadline: February 28, 2021

    This is a research deliverable.  Actions to be taken include the following: review existing FOIAonline documents and reports, discussion with FOIA professionals who are open to sharing their experiences with FOIAonline and other research approaches.
  2. Building off the work product above, host an event for FOIA professionals who have used or are currently using FOIAonline to discuss best practices and challenges on any of the topics covered in #1 above. - Target Deadline: March 2021 (specific date TBD)
  3. Participate in the Vendor Day held by the Technology Committee/Office of Information Policy (OIP)/Office of Government Information Services (OGIS).