Report to Archivist of the United States 2018 FOIA Act
National Archives and Records Administration 2016-2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Final Report and Recommendations – April 17, 2018.
“During the 2016-2018 term, the Committee formed three subcommittees to examine specific areas in which federal agencies could implement initiatives to improve proactive disclosures, FOIA searches, and the efficient use of agency FOIA resources. The Committee has identified and unanimously approved seven recommendations to the Archivist for actions to improve the implementation of FOIA, addressing search technology, FOIA and accessibility, and FOIA performance standards. The Committee also recommends that the Archivist consider a number of best practices that can assist agencies in bolstering both their openness and the efficiency of their FOIA programs. Specifically, the Committee recommends that the Archivist direct the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) to publish and promote these best practices as part of its statutory responsibility to review FOIA policies and procedures and identify procedures and methods to improve compliance…”