Freedom of Information Act - FOIA
DoD guidelines to assist you in getting the information you need A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. James Madison This information represents key excerpts from the FOIA handbook and is intended to assist you in making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for Department of Defense (DoD) records. It will get you started and provide you with a brief description of your rights and the manner in which DoD will respond to your requests. The information contained herein is not intended to be definitive or exhaustive. It is in the readers interest to visit any applicable websites or documents to determine any revisions and/or updates to the information contained herein.
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