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Freedom of Information Act

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Privacy Office is responsible for processing Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests. FOIA allows members of the public to obtain a wide range of records from federal agencies. In most cases, ONR records are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, with records releasable subject to the restrictions set forth in those laws.

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Make a FOIA Request

View information on how to make a FOIA request.

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Check Status of a Request

Request a status update on your FOIA request by sending an email to the FOIA / Privacy Office at

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FOIA Contact Information

Notice: As a result of increases in the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level, our offices are limited to mission-essential personnel only and maximizing the use of telework for other personnel. This means that we are unable to handle requests sent via mail or fax and can only respond to electronic inquiries received via email at or submitted to while under elevated HPCON levels.

Office of Naval Research
Attn: FOIA & Privacy Office, Code BD042
875 North Randolph Street
Room 617
Arlington, VA 22203-1995