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BREAKING NEWS — ASAP's 9th National Training Conference — Registration Now Open!
It's back! ASAP's premier training program, the National Training Conference, will be held on July 18-20, 2016 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Top experts teach basic and advanced sessions making this training attractive to wide agency participation. The NTC Planning Committee chaired by Timothy Graham, with members Kellie Robinson, Barbara Swailes, Kirsten Mitchell and Michael Morisy, are finalizing sessions and speakers. An overview of the core sessions is available. The entire schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. Registration is open, and we have received quite a few full registrations already. Details are posted at www.accesspro.org. Once you have read through the information posted, if you still have questions, we are happy to help! Contact us at asap@accesspro.org or 202-712-9054.

BREAKING NEWS — Food for Thought — April 21, 2016
Celebrating FOIA's Fiftieth with Michael Lemov, who served for eight years as chief counsel to John Moss, the father of the Freedom of Information Act. Lemov has authored the definitive history of John Moss and the Freedom of Information Act, People's Warrior: John Moss and the Fight for Freedom of Information and Consumer Rights which documents the tenacious 12-years fight to enact the Freedom of information Act. Visit www.accesspro.org, Training and Education Programs to register.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP announces upcoming FOIA/Privacy Act Training Workshop
The FOIA/Privacy Act Training has been confirmed for September 7-9, 2016. This ASAP Workshop is a 2.5 day intensive program specifically designed for those who are new to working with government information and records management, or those with limited experience. Attendees will listen to instruction and participate in practical application work sessions. Seasoned access professionals will lead the sessions, inviting participants to ask questions. For details, click here.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP Announces winner of The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship
Congratulations to Karen Hopkins for her winning essay on "Why the FOIA, Information Access, or Privacy Matters to Me."! To view her winning essay click here.

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