Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

April 19, 2016 Meeting

WHAT: The National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA's) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee will host an open meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on the FOIA issues on which the Committee will focus its efforts: FOIA oversight and accountability, proactive disclosures, and FOIA fees.

University of Denver Sturm College Of Law Assistant Professor Margaret B. Kwoka will present her academic study of the commercial use of FOIA at six Federal agencies, and proactive disclosures as a public benefit and potential saving measure for agencies.

DATE AND TIME: The meeting will take place on April 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register for it online before 5:00 p.m. EDT, April 18, 2016.

LOCATION: National Archives and Records Administration Building; 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Archivist's Reception Room (Room 105); Washington, DC 20408.

WHO: Speakers will include Dr. James Holzer, the FOIA Advisory Committee Chair, guest speaker Professor Margaret B. Kwoka and FOIA Advisory Committee Members.



  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introduction of Committee Members
  • Administration - Chairman Dr. James Holzer
  • Housekeeping
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Approval of January 19, 2016 meeting minutes
  • Proactive Disclosures - Professor Margaret B. Kwoka
  • Questions and Answers - Professor Margaret B. Kwoka and the Committee
    • Public Comments
    • Break
    • Fees Subcommittee Report
    • Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee Report
    • Public Comments
    • Closing Remarks and Committee Adjourns

    MEETING MATERIALS: Meeting materials will be available online at NARA expects to post the meeting video and transcript within 30 days of the meeting.

    PROCEDURES: Individuals who wish to attend the meeting must register online in advance via Eventbrite and will be subject to security screening. Attendees must show one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license) to gain admittance. Seating in the meeting room is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Registration for the event goes live on April 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Members of the media who wish to register and those who are unable to register via Eventbrite should contact Christa Lemelin at or 202-741-5773.

    NARA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations, contacted Christa Lemelin at the phone number, mailing address, or email address listed above.

    NARA will only admit individuals who received registration confirmation to the meeting.

    Date Created: Feb 20, 2016 | Last Reviewed: Mar 24, 2016 | Modified: Mar 24, 2016