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An office within the National Archives and Records Administration, told a congressional subcommittee a new governmentwide portal could help agencies better manage the hundreds of thousands of Freedom of Information Act requests the government receives each year.
National Archives and Records Administration recently launched the OGIS Access System to streamline and increase transparency of the FOIA process.
Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services, explains how her agency's role is different from the Justice Department's when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act.
When you hear "National Archives" what do you immediately think of? A place to find government records? A museum to view historic artifacts like the original U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence? There are some who believe that these two missions of the National Archives work at cross-purposes to each other. A House subcommittee examined the conflict yesterday.
Tags: management , National Archives and Records Administration , David Ferriero , William Lacy Clay , House Information Policy, Census and National Arch , Miriam Nesbit , OMB , Peter Orzag , President Obama , Max Cacas
Today marks the final day of "Sunshine in Government Week", a time to consider the goals of openness and transparency in government at all levels. Yesterday, a House subcommittee got an update on one of the most important tools in the effort toward government openness: the federal Freedom of Information Act.
Miriam Nisbit on OGIS: Our office was created through the Open Government Act of 2007 and we opened our doors just six months ago. Since then, we've been working to fulfill our statutory mandates.