Freedom of Information Act

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  FOIA Contact Us
The local Freedom of Information Act office is under the purview of Administrative Services Division, Directorate of Human Resources.

Installation FOIA Officer, (270) 798-2469.

Commander
101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
ATTN: FOIA Officer
2702 Michigan Avenue
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223-5634
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 FOIA FAQs

 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.

Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act at DoD

Open and Transparent Government expands upon the principles of full disclosure of information from the government to its citizens, established in the Freedom of Information Act, to further provide a culture in which agencies are responsible for reporting their plans, successes and failures to the citizens they serve. The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to the Open Government initiative and FOIA is at the core of government transparency at the DoD.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
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.
FOIA Initial Denial Authority
When information is withheld, whether partially or fully, this constitutes a denial under FOIA. A request may be denied for one or more of the FOIA exemptions. When this happens, you will be notified in writing by an Initial Denial Authority (IDA) and given appeal rights. IDAs are denial authorities for records that fall under their functional areas as listed in Appendix A. If your request is denied partially you will receive information that has portions deleted. Redacted records have the denied information removed from where it was originally located within the document. The appropriate exemption(s) for deletion of the information should be listed next to the sanitized area(s) on the document. There are usually two methods for sanitizing a document; one is to blacken out the denied information, and the other is to completely remove it.

FOIA Security
THIS IS A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) COMPUTER SYSTEM.
THIS SYSTEM IS ACCREDITED FOR UNCLASSIFIED PROCESSING.
This system will not be used to process, store, or transmit information above the accreditation level. This computer system, including all related equipment, networks, and network devices (including internet access) are provided only for authorized U.S. Government use.  DoD computer systems may be monitored for ALL lawful purposes, including to ensure that their use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. Monitoring includes, but is not limited to, active attacks by authorized DoD entities to test or verify the security of this system. During monitoring, information may be examined, copied, recorded and used for authorized purposes. All information, including personal information, placed on or sent over this system may be monitored. Therefore, information you place on this system is NOT PRIVATE.  Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THIS DoD COMPUTER SYSTEM MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.  
Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be provided to appropriate personnel for administrative, criminal or other adverse action.


USE OF THIS SYSTEM CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO MONITORING.
For site management, statistical information is collected. To assist us, we use "cookies".   This information is used to create summary statistics of what information is of most and least interest, to determine technical design specifications, to identify system performance or problem areas, and to monitor unauthorized activity. These monitoring logs are destroyed on a routine basis.

Intellectual Property Disclaimer  
This work is not public domain outside the United States. Fort Campbell makes this information available and makes no guarantees that this material is Public Domain.  Therefore, production of this material could violate individual copyrights, licensed to the U.S. Government.

Personal Opinion Disclaimer
This document was prepared as a service to the Fort Campbell Community. Neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The opinions of the authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.

Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act at DoD

Open and Transparent Government expands upon the principles of full disclosure of information from the government to its citizens, established in the Freedom of Information Act, to further provide a culture in which agencies are responsible for reporting their plans, successes and failures to the citizens they serve. The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to the Open Government initiative and FOIA is at the core of government transparency at the DoD.

FOIA Directives
Some forms on this site are Adobe .pdf format. If you cannot read the files, you can get the free Adobe Reader by clicking here to download the free reader and following the instructions to download.
A Citizen's Guide to Request Army Records Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Prepared by the Department of the Army Freedom of Information Act Office, January 22, 2002.

Department of Defense (DOD) Regulation 5400.7-R
 (Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, Sep 98)   

Department of the Army Freedom of Information Act Guide

               Department of Defense (DoD) Freedom of Information Act Handbook

​FOIA Links

Army Homepage

Department of Defense

Department of Defense FOIA

U.S. Marine Corps FOIA

Defense Technical Information Center

Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses

National Technical Information Service

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of the Navy FOIA

Department of Energy FOIA

Government Information Locator Service

National Archives and Records Administration

Washington National Records Center

U.S. Army War College

DoD Annual FOIA Report

Department of Justice FOIA

Department of the Air Force FOIA

Privacy Act System Notices

Government Printing Office

National Personnel Records Center

U.S. Army Center for Military History

 

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