FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute that allows individuals to request access to federal agency records, except to the extent records are protected from disclosure by the Freedom of Information Act.

The FOIA and Privacy Acts Division handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests. We respect the right of the public to access information in the possession of the Department, but also protect privileged information.

The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. Our policy is to answer all requests as accurately and completely as possible from existing records. In order to accomplish this most efficiently we require all requests to be submitted in writing, by postal service, facsimile, messenger or email; requests must contain the requestor's postal address and the name of the person responsible for paying any fees that may be charged. A phone number where we can reach the requester to get clarification of the request or resolve other issues concerning the request, is strongly recommended. Providing the request in writing assures that all the rights provided by the FOIA and these regulations are protected.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from Federal Government agencies. The FOIA provides for prompt, maximum release of DOD records to the public unless such requested records are specifically exempt from mandatory public disclosure under the FOIA. Only the Secretary of the Army and the Initial Denial Authority (IDA) may deny a request for Army records.

For additional FOIA information, or to contact the USAREUR FOIA office, use the following link to visit their web site.

 

USAREUR FOIA Web Page

 

 

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USAREUR OIG, WIESBADEN
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