The USTRANSCOM Freedom of Information Act Office is currently teleworking due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We anticipate delays in processing Freedom of Information Act requests during this time. Thank you for your patience.
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Service Center
The Public has a right to information concerning the activities of its Government; however, the Government is equally committed to safeguarding national security, enhancing the effectivess of law enforcement agencies, protecting sensitive business information and, not least, preserving privacy.
The Freedom of Information Act Program (DODR 5400.7) allows the general public, including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, to request records electronically or in writing from the Federal Government.
How To Make A FOIA Request
Before making a FOIA request, first look to see if the information you are requesting is already publicly available. You can check out our Reading Room in the General Information Area or visit FBO.gov for publically posted contract related records, i.e. solicitations, statement of work, requests for proposals, etc.
The DoD FOIA Handbook has been revised and is available on the Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office site at the link below.
This handbook tells you how to obtain information from USTRANSCOM and the different ways to do so. It explains how to submit a FOIA request, where to send it, what types of information and records are available, and gives you average response times. It also lists categories of records that the law exempts from release and procedures for appealing those decisions.
To submit a FOIA request, click the button to the right and fill out the online form asking for the information our agency may hold. You must be willing to pay fees or ask for a waiver, if you qualify.
For more information on FOIA check out:http://www.foia.gov/about.html