The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions, or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA are inherent in the democratic ideal: "The basic purpose of the FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed."
Click here for the full text of the Freedom of Information Act.
To submit a FOIA inquiry online click here. For mailing/faxing contact the FOIA Requester Service Center where the record is located, describe the records you want as specifically as possible, and let the office know how much you are willing to pay. Furnish any facts or clues about the time, place, persons, events, subjects, or other details of the information or records you want. That will help the office decide where to search and determine what records pertain to your request. It can also save you and the government time and money, and you may get what you want faster. There is no special form to complete. Mark your request and envelope "FOIA."
For Submitting Privacy Requests
If you are seeking records on yourself, this is a Privacy Act request and you will need to provide proof of identity. At this time, all Privacy Act request must be submitted by mailing/faxing directly to the appropriate Requester Service Center. For more information on the Privacy Act click here.
NOTE: Air Force-affiliated requesters, to include military and civilian employees, should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests. Requests should be made through personal e-mail or postal service.
There is no form to complete. You may mail, hand carry, fax, or send the request electronically. For info on submitting a FOIA request, or the status of a previous submission for the 460th Space Wing, use the info below.
FOIA Requester Service Center
Attn: 460 SW FOIA Manager
84 N Aspen St, Stop 91
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
Ofc: (720) 847-5693
Fax: (720) 847-9856
For more information, contact the listings below.
HQ AFSPC/A6XR (FOIA)
Comm: (719) 554-2503, DSN 692-2503
You may also contact the AF FOIA Public Liaison at:
Comm: (202) 404-1393
AF Reading Room: www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx