NARA’s FOIA committee considers accountability for agency information offices

Members of Congress, federal employee advocates and the general public have spoken out against recent White House directives on agency communications, and now Freedom of Information Act officers are weighing in on the open government debate.

National Archives and Records Administration Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Chairwoman Alina Semo told Federal News Radio that her personal feeling was agencies’ FOIA employees need to “continue to be good government servants.”

“Make access happen,” said Semo, adding that in NARA’s Office of Government Information Services, it’s business as usual sending out press releases and engaging with the public via social media.