Since 2010, OIP has worked to launch and maintain a comprehensive government-wide and central Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, FOIA.gov. Over the years, OIP has continued to improve the site with new features and functionality. In March 2018, OIP launched the National FOIA Portal on FOIA.gov, which for the first time allowed the public to submit requests directly to agencies from the site. Since then, OIP has continued to engage extensively with both public and agency stakeholders to further develop the capabilities of the National FOIA Portal and FOIA.gov.
Today, OIP is pleased to announce its second collaboration with GSA’s 18F team to examine the next phase of development for FOIA.gov with features like a guided user experience or the ability to check the status of requests. OIP seeks both agency and public user feedback to help improve the overall experience on FOIA.gov through such features. Your participation will involve interviewing with the 18F team regarding your experience using FOIA.gov. Volunteers do not need prior experience submitting FOIA requests to participate.
If you are interested in participating, please email OIP at National.FOIAPortal@usdoj.gov as soon as possible, but no later than October 15, 2021.