Today, OIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with GSA’s 18F team on the development of a National FOIA Portal.
This is the next step in a long line of OIP initiatives working towards a National FOIA Portal going back to 2010 with the launch of FOIA.gov. Most recently, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 required the creation of a National FOIA Portal that is interoperable with agencies’ current systems and allows the public to submit a request for records to any agency from a single website.
FOIA requesters and agency personnel: your participation will be key to the success of this portal. Building off previous work and research with FOIA users, OIP and 18F will focus on user research and discovery of issues necessary to inform future development. If you’re interested in joining the effort and providing feedback throughout the process, please email us at National.FOIAPortal@usdoj.gov by April 28, 2017.
While we’re working on the National FOIA Portal, please continue visiting www.FOIA.gov for government-wide FOIA information.