Sunshine in Government Initiative

  • Lawmakers’ latest FOIA reform effort would strengthen governmentwide ombudsman

    This year’s attempt to overhaul the the Freedom of Information Act would give the Office of Government Information Services the independence to report directly to Congress on FOIA issues. Without that, OGIS is ‘neither an independent watchdog or overseer,’ according to its just-retired director.

  • Behind the scenes of the new FOIA portal

    Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services and Rick Blum from the Sunshine in Government Initiative, will discuss a new tool that agencies can use to process Freedom of Information requests. November 20, 2012

  • Behind the scenes of the new FOIA portal

    Miriam Nisbet from the Office of Government Information Services and Rick Blum from the Sunshine in Government Initiative, will talk about a new portal that will help agencies with Freedom of Information Act requests. November 16, 2012

  • NARA makes headway in solving FOIA disputes

    The Office of Government Information Services has impacted how agencies and citizens interact over Freedom of Information Act requests in its first year. Among the agency’s first-year goals was to make people aware of its mission to act as an arbiter and help agencies implement best practices.