Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee
The National Archives and Records Administration established the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee in 2014 to foster dialog between the Administration and the requester community, solicit public comments, and develop consensus recommendations for improving FOIA administration and proactive disclosures.
The Federal FOIA Advisory Committee reports to the Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) who chartered the Committee in May 2014. AOTUS renewed the Committee's charter in May 2016, May 2018, and May 2020.
The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) serves as the chair of the Committee, and OGIS staff provides administrative and logistical support.
The FOIA Advisory Committee was established in accordance with the U.S. Second Open Government National Action Plan, released on December 5, 2013, and the directive in the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(h)(2)(C), that OGIS “identify procedures and methods for improving compliance” with FOIA. The Committee is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770 (1972), 5 U.S.C. app.