DOJ Kicked-off Sunshine Week 2018 with Annual FOIA Awards
Dep't of Justice, Office of Info. Pol'y Blog, Mar. 19, 2018
Last week, the Justice Department welcomed individuals from around the government and members of the public to the Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy building to kickoff Sunshine Week 2018. This year’s event included the presentation of the 2018 Sunshine Week FOIA Awards and keynote remarks from OIP Director Melanie Ann Pustay.
The event began with a welcome from Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, who also serves as the Department’s Chief FOIA Officer. The Acting Associate Attorney General noted, “Sunshine Week serves as an opportunity for us to recognize the importance of transparency in government and the many contributions of civil servants dedicated to that goal.” The Acting Associate Attorney General thanked FOIA professionals from across the government for their tireless efforts to implement the law and for “helping secure liberty through accountable government.”
Read more (including list of award recipients) here.