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FOIA News: NARA's new FOIA ombudsman settles in

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

NARA's new FOIA ombudsman settles in

By Adam Mazmanian, FCW, Aug. 10, 2015

James Holzer is the new head of the Office of Government and Information Services, an office inside the National Archives and Records Administration charged with oversight of agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and government-wide FOIA policies. His first day on the job was Aug. 10.

The post has been vacant since November 2014, when Miriam Nesbit, the first person to hold the job of OGIS director, retired from federal service.

"Dr. Holzer's experience administering FOIA and his demonstrated commitment to transparency will benefit OGIS, the National Archives, and the American public," National Archivist David S. Ferriero said in a statement.

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