Co-Chairs: Alexis Graves, Department of Agriculture and Michael Morisy, MuckRock
The Process Subcommittee’s mission is to examine current FOIA systems and procedures, identifying how prior FOIA Advisory Committee recommendations have and have not had their intended impact, highlighting both successful pilots and progress while noting blockers and impediments to progress. The sub-committee will also look at how we can build a shared understanding of FOIA’s purpose and process that brings together the goals of the requester and processing communities, as well as identify applicable inspiration from state and international practice. The subcommittee will explore the FOIA process through three lenses:
- the use and adoption of technology;
- the independence and impartiality of the process; and
- structural incentives to set the groundwork for lasting improvements for the field.