Freedom of Information Act Requests

General Information

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

NDU receives FOIA requests from the Joint Staff J7 MILSEC, which assigns a corresponding FOIA suspense date. 

Prior to submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are seeking has already been added to the OSD/JS FOIA Library or the FOIA Library of another federal agency.  

Making a FOIA Request to NDU

FOIA’s directed towards NDU are made through the Joint Staff-J7 MILSEC via the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center. Please initiate your request there.

NDU FOIA Action Office (NDU Security)
Phone: 202-685-3835/2605
Fax: 202- 685-3765 (Unclassified)
Email: or, or

Helpful FOIA Links


·         DoD Open Government/FOIA Web Site

·         DoD Freedom of Information Act Handbook

·         OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center