June 25, 2009

NPR Interviews New FOIA Ombuds

Bob Garfield interviewed Miriam Nisbet, Miriam Nisbet the new director of Office of Government Information Services, aka the FOIA Ombuds, for NPR's show On the Media. Nisbet said that if her office could not resolve FOIA disputes informally through mediation, it would issue an advisory opinion, "that certainly would be part of the administrative record going to court if the case did go to court." In addition, her office will make recommendations for ways to improve the FOIA process. (On the Media.)

Related post: FOIA Ombuds Appointed.

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