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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives the public the right to make requests for federal agency records. Agencies may withhold information according to nine exemptions contained in the statute. The FOIA applies to federal agencies only and does not apply to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state/local government agencies. Each state has its own public access laws that should be consulted for access to state/local records. 

FOIA requests submitted to the Department of the Navy (DoN) are for requesting existing records. If you would like to make a FOIA request, please visit the FOIA Online website



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