Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests


NDU's Privacy Program 

NDU's Privacy Program provides information on the following topics:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provide that any person has a right to request access to federal agency records, except to the extent the records are protected from disclosure by exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.

Prior to submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are seeking has already been added to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Joint Staff (JS) FOIA Reading Room Library or the FOIA Library of another federal agency.

Making a FOIA Request to NDU

FOIA requests directed to NDU are submitted through the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center ("the Center"). The Center supports all actions related to FOIA requests submitted by the public for access to records under the control of the OSD and JS, to include NDU and other specific OSD components.

Requests outside the scope of the Center should be directed to the Military Service, Combatant Command, or Defense Agency that maintains the record(s) of interest.

Before submitting a FOIA request for NDU records, please check to see if the information you seek is already available in the Center's OSD/JS FOIA Reading Room Library. Please contact Senior OSD/JS FOIA Advisor Aaron Graves at (866) 574-4970 if you have a question regarding which organization or component maintains the record(s) you are seeking. 

Contact Information 

Questions concerning the FOIA process for NDU records should be directed to: 

OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Freedom of Information
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
Phone: 866-574-4970 

For non-FOIA questions specific to NDU, please contact the Senior Component Official for Privacy at, 202-685-4059.

Helpful FOIA Links