Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas announced today the appointment of Miriam Nisbet as the director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration. OGIS, an organization newly established under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, will provide policy guidance and mediation services for FOIA activities government-wide.More here.
In making the announcement, Archivist Thomas said, “Ms. Nisbet is a devoted public servant who is uniquely qualified for this position. She has dedicated her entire professional life to working for open access to government records from the perspective of both the federal government and non-governmental institutions, as well as the international community. We are also delighted to welcome her back to the Archives, where she was Special Counsel for Information Policy in the 1990’s.”
“I am tremendously excited about the opportunity to be part of a new office and a new approach to make the Freedom of Information Act work better, for the requesters who seek access to records and for the Federal officials who administer the law,” said Ms. Nisbet.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Nisbet appointed director of OGIS
Miriam Nisbet was appointed as the director of the Office of Government Information Services within the National Archives and Records Administration. Nisbet has been working in Paris as the director of the Information Society Division of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. Other positions she has held include: legislative counsel at the American Library Association, special counsel for information policy at the National Archives and deputy director of the Office Information and Privacy at the Department of Justice.