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FOIA News: NARA's Open Government Plan available for comment

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National Archives’ Open Government Plan 4.0 Open for Comment

Office of Government Information Services Blog, Sept. 7, 2016

As the Archivist of the United States announced earlier this week, you can now review and comment on  the National Archives and Records Administration’s Open Government Plan 4.0 on Github. The plan covers steps the National Archives intends to take over the next two years to strengthen open government within our agency and across the Federal government.

The plan discusses our continued work leading and supporting the 2016-2018 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee. As discussed in a fact sheet released by the White House marking the President’s signature of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and in remarks by U. S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan during the committee’s kick-off meeting, the Committee is charged with looking broadly at the challenges that agency FOIA programs will face in light of an ever-increasing volume of electronic records; the committee also is tasked with charting a course for how FOIA should operate in the future.

Read more here.