The following are training opportunities within the Office of Privacy and Open Government.

Open Government
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Privacy Act (PA)
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)  


Directives Management  


        Upcoming Events  

      Paperwork Reduction Act
      July 27th: Paperwork Reduction Act
      Presenter: Mahlon Blagg, Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service
      Time: 1:30-3:00 PM EST
      This session will be remote only. 

      Adobe Connect Instructions:

      1. To participate remotely, follow the steps below to access the online presentation:
      Adobe Connect:
      Enter As a Guest
      Once the meeting begins, audio will begin streaming automatically. 
      If you prefer to use your telephone for audio, please use the information below:
      Phone number: 1-866-928-2008
      Access code:   722329 
      ***Most events are listen-only and the virtual audience is automatically muted. 

      2. Prior to the day of the presentation, you should test your computer’s ability to access the Adobe Connect event.  This will ensure you won’t encounter any technical problems on the day of the event.


      Non-affiliated Events
      American Society of Access Professionals (ASAP), National Training Conference
      July 24-26
      Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
      Arlington, VA

      ASAP's 10th annual National Training Conference returns to Arlington in July, featuring an agenda focused on the latest in government information management topics in Freedom of Information, Privacy, and Records.  Designed with professional development for staff at all levels in mind, the NTC is available as a package or in a day by day enrollment.  Learn more at


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Office of Privacy and Open Government
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Page last updated:July 19, 2017