06.10.09

Comment On The Appointment Of Miriam Nisbet As The First Director Of The Office Of Government Information Services

“I applaud President Obama and Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas for appointing Miriam Nisbet as the first Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration.  As one of the key FOIA reforms enacted under the Leahy-Cornyn OPEN Government Act of 2007, OGIS will provide essential policy guidance and mediation services for the government’s Freedom of Information Act activities.  Ms. Nisbet brings a wealth of information policy experience and a deep commitment to open government to this critical post.  I welcome her appointment, and I look forward to working closely with her to ensure that FOIA remains a vital and meaningful open government tool for all Americans.”

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