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This page lists several resource materials pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including policy documents, resources from the Department of Defense and resources from the Department of Justice. To access records from our electronic reading room, click here.
tabDepartment of Defense (DoD) Resources 
Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
The Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office (DFOIPO) is responsible for the formulation and implementation of FOIA policy guidance for DoD.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Search 
This page allows users to search a wide collection of DoD Web sites in multiple domains. This includes many DoD agencies, unified commands, the military services -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps -- and other elements of DoD and military establishments.

Defense Privacy And Civil Liberties Office
The Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office is responsible for the implementation of the DoD Privacy and Civil Liberties Programs. The programs are intended to provide a comprehensive framework regulating how and when DoD collects, maintains, uses, or disseminates personal information on individuals.
tabDepartment of Justice (DOJ) Resources 
Like all federal agencies, DOJ generally is required under the FOIA to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute.

-- New DOJ FOIA Guide
-- DOJ, Office of Information and Privacy
-- DOJ, Office of Legal Education
-- Federal Register
tabPrincipal FOIA Contacts at Federal Agencies 
The Department of Justice's Office of Information and Privacy is the principal contact point within the executive branch for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the Freedom of Information Act. For inter-agency contact purposes, here is a list of the principal FOIA contacts at all federal agencies dealing regularly with FOIA matters.
tabPolicy Resources 
Executive Order 13392: Improving Agency Disclosure of Information
A directive issued by the President to ensure appropriate agency disclosure of information.

Text of Electronic FOIA (as Amended in 2007) The full text of the Freedom of Information Act in a form showing all amendments to the statute made by the "Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007."

FOIA (b)(3) Exemptions ... (PDF, 195 KB)
Information specifically exempted by a statute establishing particular criteria for withholding. (The language of the statute must clearly state that the information will not be disclosed.)

FOIA Denial Authorities ... (PDF, 25 KB)
When information is withheld, whether partially or fully, this constitutes a denial under FOIA. A request may be denied for one or more of the FOIA exemptions. When this happens, you will be notified in writing by an Initial Denial Authority (IDA) and given appeal rights. IDAs are denial authorities for records that fall under their functional areas.

The President FOIA Memorandum

The US Attorney General FOIA Guidelines

Secretary of the Air Force FOIA Memorandum
tabFOIA and Privacy Training Resources 

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tabSubmit FOIA Request
Our Public Access Link (PAL) is limitedly available to .mil sites.  If you do not have access to a .mil, please send your FOIA request to our organizational e-mail address at usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@mail.mil until our link is fully operational again.



tabPublic Liaison
If dissatisfied with the response received from the Requester Service Center, you may contact the  Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office, Ms Anh Trinh, at usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@mail.mil (703) 614-8500.   
 
(Please do not send FOIA request to this office)

 

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