Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)


Sunshine Week 2016 at the National Archives -- Agenda


Monday, March 14 1:00 - 4:30 pm


William G. McGowan Theater

Watch video of the event here

Please enter the building using the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue. The copy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) signed by President Johnson will be available for viewing before and during the first portion of the event.


 Welcome by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero


 Using Technology to Open Government from the Outside

    • Michael Morisy, Founder, MuckRock
    • Laurenellen McCann, Civic Innovation Fellow, Open Technology Institute
    • Josh Tauberer, Founder, GovTrack
    • Moderator: Miriam Nisbet, First Director. Office of Government Information Services



 Technology and Innovation from Inside Government

    • Sabrina Williams, United States Digital Service
    • Pam Wright, Chief Innovation Officer, National Archives
    • David Zvenyach, Acquisition Management Director, 18F
    •  Moderator: Sean Vitka, Counsel, Demand Progress

Talks on the Future of Technology and Open Government

  • Andrew Lih, Associate Professor, American University School of Communications
  • Archon Fung, Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Megan Smith, United Stated Chief Technology Officer (by video)



 Keynote Address by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Introduction by the Archivist of the United States


 Recent FOIA Litigation

  • Richard L. "Dick" Huff, former Co-Director, Office of Information Policy, Department of Justice

           Citations for cases discussed