USNA FOIA Program  

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Due to civilian personnel furloughs in the Department of Defense beginning July 8, 2013, FOIA requesters may notice delays in responses to FOIA requests from Department of the Navy FOIA Requester Service Centers.  We apologize for these delays; however, please be assured that Navy FOIA Officers are committed to providing quality customer service during this time.  Thank you for your patience.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, allows any individual to seek access to federal agency records. 

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, governs implementation of the FOIA at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA).


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The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552

For more information about the FOIA or Privacy Act, please visit the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations websites at or Department of Defense website can be located at

For FOIA and PA policy issues/guidance refer to the following Secretary of the Navy and Naval Academy instructions:

FOIA Public Liaisons:

Naval Academy

FOIA Coordinator
U.S. Naval Academy 
121 Blake Rd
Annapolis, MD 21402-1300

Department of the Navy

Robin Patterson
Chief of Naval Operations (DNS-36)
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000

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