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Submit Public Comments to the FOIA Advisory Committee

The National Archives and Records Administration established the federal 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 previous term (2020-2022) of the FOIA Advisory Committee created the following subcommittees: Classification Subcommittee, Legislation Subcommittee, Process Subcommittee, Technology Subcommittee which seek  feedback on the following topics:

  • Classification issues (e.g., Glomar/can neither confirm nor deny)
  • Legislation (e.g., FOIA fees/funding of FOIA programs)
  • The FOIA Process (e.g, first-party requests), and 
  • Technology (e.g., agency FOIA websites/metadata)

You may submit your comments on these topics to the following:

Oral comments presented to the  FOIA Advisory Committee (Committee) are available in the meeting transcripts posted to the Committee's Past Meetings page and in the videos of the Committee meetings posted to the National Archives and Records Administration's YouTube Channel.

Written comments submitted are available on the Committee's Public Comments Submitted to the FOIA Advisory Committee page.

Before submitting public comments, please read our Posting Policy for Public Comments.