Thanks to our attendees for another successful user conference!

This year, our effort to deliver the conference to our customers virtually for the first time was a success. You can read some of the takeaways here. Presentations and accompanying videos will be made available to attendees, customers, and partners of AINS. If you are a customer or partner of AINS and would like to receive these materials, please email

Wayne Jewell Award Winner

Wayne R. Jewell was a respected AINS Vice President who truly cared for each and every member of his internal team and AINS customers. In honor of his legacy, the annual Wayne R. Jewell Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field among those he so genuinely appreciated.

This year, AINS recognized NIH FOIA Officer Gorka Garcia-Malene as the 2020 Wayne Jewell Award Winner. NIH has been a customer of FOIAXpress since 2011, and thanks in part to Gorka’s efforts, the agency was able to migrate their disparate FOIA processing systems into one, unified system with FOIAXpress in 2018. Gorka is a member of the Chief FOIA Officer Council Technology Committee’s FOIAXpress Technology Working Group, and his inputs and contributions have enabled AINS to develop better EDR technology that greatly benefits all users of FOIAXpress.