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FOIA News: DOJ announces first meeting of Chief FOIA Officers Council

Allan BlutsteinComment


Office of Information Policy, FOIA Post, July 13, 2016

The inaugural meeting of the newly established Chief FOIA Officers Council will be held on July 22, 2016. President Obama recently signed into law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which, among other things, established a Chief FOIA Officer Council. The Chief FOIA Officer Council is co-chaired by the Directors of OIP and OGIS and is made up of each agency Chief FOIA Officer and the Deputy Director of Management of OMB. In accordance with the new law, the Council is tasked with developing recommendations for improving FOIA, sharing best practices, and developing and coordinating initiatives.

The meeting will be held at 2:00pm on July 22, 2016 at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building; 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20502. This meeting will be open to the public and live streamed. We will post a link to the live stream so that members of the public and interested agency personnel can view the meeting on July 22.   

A limited number of seats are available for members of the public to attend in person. For security purposes registration is required. Please email DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.govEmail links icon with the subject line “CFO Council Meeting – Public” by COB on July 18, 2016 to request a seat. On July 19, we will respond to your email to confirm your attendance and provide a link for you to formally register by July 21 at 12pm.