USNA | Processing Request

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.

Upon receipt of a FOIA request, the request will be reviewed to ensure that it meets minimum processing requirements.

To meet minimum processing requirements, a request must be in writing, cite or imply FOIA, describe the record(s) sought so that a knowledgeable official can conduct a search with reasonable effort.

If fees are applicable, the request must also include a statement regarding willingness to pay all fees and the amount you are willing to pay. You may request a waiver or deduction of fees.

The 20 working day statutory timeframe begins when an activity receives a "perfected" request.

This does not include Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.

In some instances, information sought in a FOIA request may be withheld from disclosure if it is:

Administrative Department
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act

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