FOIA Automation

All event times are U.S. Eastern time
Oct 05 2023
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Conference

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required to disclose the information requested under the FOIA, unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

In recent years, federal agencies have been inundated with FOIA requests creating challenges for agency FOIA professionals tasked with processing these requests. Automating the FOIA process can help ensure timely records and responses to agency FOIA requestors by reducing repetitive and burdensome tasks. This virtual conference will review available digital solutions that enable agencies to speed responses and enhance constituent engagements while maintaining compliance with all regulations.



Welcome and Opening Remarks


Mike Smoyer, President, Digital Government Institute


FOIA Machine Learning Pilots

Eric Stein

Eric Stein, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Information Services, State Department and Co-Chairman FOIA Officer Council’s Technology Committee


Unified Approach to FOIA Data Governance

Dan Manners

Dan Manners, VP Product Strategy, Archive360


The Power of Automation: Navigating the New Landscape of FOIA

Meredith Perry

Meredith Perry, Senior Sales Engineer, Relativity

Michael Sarich

Michael Sarich, VA FOIA Director, Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR), Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Veterans Affairs


Records Rule: The Heartbeat of Effective FOIA

Raymond Davis

Raymond Davis, Records Management SME, Feith Systems & Software


Streamlining Transparency: FOIA Automation for Websites and Social Media

Peter Boulton

Peter Boulton, Enterprise Sales Director, Pagefreezer


Agency Self-Assessments and State of Public Sector FOIA

Daniel Levenson

Daniel Levenson, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Government Information Services, NARA

Kimberlee Ried

Kimberlee N. Ried, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Government Information Services, NARA


Closing Comments

  • CPE CREDITS: 2.0

In order to receive CPE credit, attendees must fulfill all of these requirements:

  • Attend the entire program
  • Respond to all poll questions
  • Complete and submit the post-event survey


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Registration for FISMA Training Closes Monday, September 11, 2023