DoD FOIA Resources

All DoD components may call the DoD FOIA Liaison with FOIA policy questions from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST.

The number is 571-372-0462.


Regulations, Directives, Instructions, and Manuals

DoD Manual 5400.07  DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (January 25, 2017)

32 CFR Part 286  DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program  (January 5, 2017)

Annual Report Instructions

DoD Policy Decisions

DA&M Memo, September 22, 2008  Requirements for the DoD FOIA Annual Report

ATSD(PCLT) Memo, June 22, 2022  DoD Guidance on Attorney General (AG) FOIA Guidelines

OATSD(PCLT) Memo, April 11, 2023  Guidance on the Use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 4 for Production Assistance Agreements, Scripts, and Script Notes

DA&M Memo, March 4, 2021  FOIA Requests from Stars and Stripes Personnel

DA&M Memo, July 10, 2008  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests FOIA Logs

DA&M Memo, February 8, 2006  FOIA Policy on Privacy Protection in Investigations

DA&M Memo, November 9, 2001  Withholding Personally Identifying Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOID/WHS Memo, February 4, 2000  DoD Policy Regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests for Information Associated with Federal Grants and Other Financial Assistance

FOID/WHS Memo, February 15, 1991  Routinely Deployable Units - Names and Duty Addresses

FOIA Exemption Three Statutes  This document contains a list of 5 USC § 552(b)(3) statutes (April 2017).

DoD FOIA EO 13526 Guidance

An Overview of the Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data Classification System  Overview of RD and FRD

OATSD(PCLT) Memo, April 21, 2023  Animal Research-Live Tissue Policy

ODCMO, March 17, 2015 - Climate Survey Reports

10 USC § 130e Decisions

10 USC § 2254a Decisions

DOJ, OMB Regulations, Directives, Instructions, and Manuals

DOJ FOIA Guide

DOJ Summary of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

DOJ Case Finder

Guidelines for Chief FOIA Officer Reports

DOJ Handbook for Agency Annual FOIA Reports

FOIA Exemption 3 Statutes

DOJ FOIA Fee Guidelines

Your Right to Federal Records

Your Right To Federal Records Brochure

Your Right to Federal Records


DoJ Office of Information Policy


§508 of the Rehabilitation Act Resources

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