Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee
Thursday, December 10, 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST
(Virtual meeting)



10:00 a.m. 


David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States 



Alina M. Semo, Committee Chair


Update on Past Recommendations 

Kirsten B. Mitchell, Designated Federal Officer 

10:20 a.m. 

Briefing on FOIA and Classified Records 

John Powers, Associate Director of Classification Management, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

William P. Fischer, Director, National Declassification Center, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

11:20 a.m. 


11:35 a.m. 

Subcommittee Presentations/Mission Statements 

Kristin Ellis and James R. Stocker, Classification Subcommittee Co-Chairs 

Linda Frye and Michael Morisy, Process Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Allyson Deitrick and Jason Gart, Technology Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Patricia Weth and Kel McClanahan, Legislation Subcommittee Co-Chairs

11:50 a.m. 

Committee Discussion of COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effect on FOIA Processing 

12:45 p.m. 

Questions and Public Comments 

1:00 p.m. 

Closing Remarks and Adjournment 

Alina M. Semo, Committee Chair