Faster, Better, Cheaper: Building a High Quality FOIA Operation An interagency symposium from the Federal CIO Privacy Committee Department of Education – Barnard Auditorium 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Space is limited for this event and is intended for individuals serving in managerial and supervisory rolesIf you are interested in attending this symposium, please e-mail your contact information and agency name to Letita.firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7, 2013. Please remember that a picture ID is required to enter the building for this event.
Upcoming Interagency FOIA Symposium
January 15, 2013
On February 11, 2013, the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Privacy Committee is holding an interagency symposium to explore the elements and standards that are necessary to ensure the high quality administration of the FOIA in times of limited resources. The event, Faster, Better, Cheaper: Building a High Quality FOIA Operation, is designed for managers and supervisors of FOIA operations around the government to explore various issues related to FOIA processing including workforce and staffing, review processes, and appropriate use of technology. Office of Information Policy Chief of Staff Carmen L. Mallon will join Department of the Treasury Disclosure Services Director Hugh Gilmore in providing presentations at the symposium, and will participate in a discussion moderated by Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Education. Small group discussions will follow the presentations, allowing for an open dialogue between attendees who fulfill similar roles around the government. The details for the symposium are:
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