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FOIA Requester - Agency Town Hall Meeting

The Office of Information Policy (OIP) will be hosting its first-ever
FOIA Requester – Agency Town Hall meeting on March 21, 2011.

In keeping with the President’s and Attorney General’s emphasis
on increasing transparency and working cooperatively with FOIA
requesters, this Town Hall meeting is an opportunity for the FOIA
requester community and FOIA personnel throughout the Federal government
to meet face-to-face to share their views and discuss issues related
to the FOIA.

OIP met with FOIA requesters in 2009 and 2010 at Requester Roundtable
events, to exchange ideas for increased cooperation, to explore
approaches to improve FOIA processing, and to discuss areas where
agencies can provide useful information in a more accessible format
to the public. Both roundtable meetings were enlightening and productive.
The goal of the Town Hall is to expand that productive dialogue
to include all interested agency FOIA professionals, as well as
members of the requester community.

The Town Hall will be facilitated by OIP’s Director and will include
a panel composed of both agency FOIA professionals and FOIA requesters.
Participation and exchanges with anyone attending the Town Hall
will be welcome.

The details for the event are listed below:

When: March 21, 2011

Where: Department of Justice’s Great Hall
10th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Time: 10:00 – noon

This event is open to both agency personnel and members of the
public. Registration is required to attend this event. To register,
please contact OIP at (202) 514-3642 before March 18, 2011.