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Strengthening Cooperation between Records Management and FOIA Programs #29
[submitted through Federal interagency process]
Emphasizing the critical importance of good records management in order to sustain an effective FOIA program.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will ask agencies to answer targeted questions about their FOIA operations in the annual Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA). Cooperation and coordination between FOIA and Records Management programs is a critical component of open government. This cooperation will be encouraged by Including in the RMSA targeted questions about FOIA based on issues identified by the National Archives’ Office of Government Information Services through its ongoing government-wide FOIA dispute resolution and compliance work. Public understanding of ongoing issues in FOIA and records management and the link between the two will be enhanced by sharing NARA’s analysis of the data.
Proposed actions to be completed annually include: