The Office of Government Information Services
The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) resource for the public and the government. Congress has charged us with reviewing FOIA policies, procedures and compliance of Federal agencies and to recommend changes to FOIA based on what we see. Our mission also includes resolving FOIA disputes between Federal agencies and requesters.
OGIS is a place where anyone can ask for FOIA assistance. In other words we also serve as the FOIA ombudsman -- answering questions, tracking suggestions and providing information. See something we should know about? Have a suggestion to improve FOIA? Let us know.
The OGIS Blog
The FOIA Ombudsman: Information and Advice features posts on timely FOIA topics and events. Read the blog (and comment on the posts) here.
OGIS Case Log
When a FOIA requester or an agency professional brings a request for assistance to OGIS we log that request in a searchable database. View details about your own OGIS case or survey a sample of other OGIS cases.
Check the Status of Your OGIS Case
Track the status of your OGIS case online. OGIS staff update status information on a daily basis.