Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

Pamela Wright

Ms. Wright is the Chief Innovation Officer for the U.S. National Archives. As such, she is responsible for igniting innovation projects across the Agency as well as formulating and implementing NARA's strategic direction for providing online public access to NARA holdings. She directs an office with 70 staff members, who work in the divisions for digitization, digital engagement, project management, the Innovation Hub, and lifecycle authorities and standards. She leads the Agency’s social media, online catalog, lifecycle policy, digitization, and web services programs.  She is the Agency’s representative to the White House Open Government Working Group and was recently named as co-chair. She and her staff chair numerous cross-office working groups at the National Archives, including the Innovation Council, the Digital Governance Board, the Social Media Working Group, the Open Government Working Group, and the Online Public Access Integrated Project Team, which have been responsible for launching ground-breaking digital projects across the agency. She holds degrees in English and history from the University of Montana, and was a staff historian and lead researcher for a private consulting firm before joining the National Archives.