Freedom of Information Act
The Office of the Chief Information Officer has responsibility for oversight of AMCOM's Freedom of Information Act program. FOIA is a federal law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from federal government agencies. The agency is not required to create documents in response to a request.
FOIA, which is known by its legal cite as 5 U.S.C. 552, along with Department of Defense and Army regulations, govern how requests will be processed within the Army. Army regulation (AR) 25-55. The Department of the Army FOIA program can be found at Part 518 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which is available in most public libraries.
Who can file a FOIA request?
- Any person can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, organizations, universities, businesses, and state and local governments may also file FOIA requests.
- No special form is required; however, the request should be labeled as a "Freedom of Information Act Request" with a reasonable description of the records requested.
- You must also state a willingness to pay any search and review fees.
How do I request documents under the FOIA?
You can request document under the FOIA by letter or email. Requests must include the following information:
- Name and Business Name (if applicable)
- Fax Number (if applicable)
- Whether you want to view the document or have them copied and mailed
- If requesting a fee waiver, you must state the basis for the waiver
Where should I send a FOIA?
Requests for information under the FOIA may be send by e-mail or postal mail to:
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
IM&T Resources Management, CIO/G6
ATTN: FOIA Officer/AMAM-CIB-R
Building 5301, 3rd Floor
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000