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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Enacted in 1966, and taking effect on July 5, 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was created to provide the public a means to request and obtain federal government records, while still allowing sensitive information to be protected from public release. The government must make available to any requester its records unless specifically exempted or excluded in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552, Freedom of Information Act.

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FOIA Electronic Reading Room

In 1996, the FOIA was amended, requiring agencies to establish Electronic Reading Rooms. The Electronic Reading Room contains documents specifically identified for inclusion by the FOIA, as well as documents for which we have received multiple FOIA requests.

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Submitting a FOIA Request

If you want to submit a FOIA request, please send a written request by mail, fax or email. Describe the records you want as specifically as possible and state the amount of fees that you are willing to pay.

Submitting a FOIA Request via Email, Fax or Mail

  1. Review and fill out one of the templates:
  2. Requests via email to: FOIA@dodiis.mil
  3. Requests via fax to: (301) 394-5356
  4. Send requests via mail to:
      
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    ATTN: FAC2A1 (FOIA)
    7400 Pentagon
    Washington, DC 20301-7400

Submitting a Privacy Act Request

If you would like to submit a Privacy Act request, please send a written request by mail, fax or email. Please fill out the below template and describe the records you want as specifically as possible and state the amount of fees that you are willing to pay. A completed form is required to conduct a search.

Submitting a Privacy Act Request via Email, Fax or Mail

  1. Review and fill out the templates:
  2. Requests via email to: FOIA@dodiis.mil
  3. Requests via fax to: (301) 394-5356
  4. Send requests via mail to:

    Defense Intelligence Agency
    ATTN: FAC2A1 (FOIA)
    7400 Pentagon
    Washington, DC 20301-7400

Contacts

On December 14, 2005, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13392, Improving Agency Disclosure of Information. In accordance with the Executive Order, agencies were required to establish FOIA Requester Service Centers and identify FOIA Chief Public Liaisons.

Defense Intelligence Agency FOIA Chief Public Liaison

  • Alesia Y. Williams
    Chief, FOIA and Declassification Services Office

FOIA Requester Service Center
(301) 394-5587
(301) 394-5356 (fax)
Email: foia@dodiis.mil
Defense Intelligence Agency
ATTN: FAC2A1 (FOIA)
7400 Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-7400