The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched a new Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) webpage. This new page provides the public with accessible information about federal advisory committees—committees chartered under federal law to develop policy advice or recommendations for federal agencies.
The public will now be able to retrieve information about advisory committee membership, costs, meetings, and contact information. The user friendly site provides not only information about individual committee members but also information about the composition of specific committees. GSA’s new user friendly site also links directly to the websites of many of the individual federal advisory committees.
GSA’s effort to provide more information about federal advisory committees supports efforts to move FACA management and implementation to newer technologies. Electronic FACA, or eFACA, is the broader name given to the agency’s efforts to guide other agencies about the best use of technology to reduce the costs of advisory committee meetings and increase public access. In addition to the information provided on the new website, GSA provides data on executive branch federal advisory committees through:
GSA’s newly designed site shows the agency’s continuing commitment to a more efficient and more open government.
Steven Croley is Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy.