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Freedom of Information Act Frequently Asked Questions

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.

See How to Make a FOIA Request to learn more.

Please choose only one of the following options when submitting your FOIA request:

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

FOIA Online:


Fax: 703-696-5126

See FOIA Fees and Waivers to learn more.

See FOIA Fees and Waivers to learn more.

See Expedited Processing to learn more.

You may request a status update by sending an e-mail to the FOIA/Privacy Office at

You may appeal a FOIA response to:

Office of General Counsel
Department of the Navy
ATTN: FOIA/PA Appeals Office
1000 Navy Pentagon, Room 5A532
Washington, D.C. 20350-1000

National Archives and Records Administration
Office of Government Information Services
8601 Adelphi Road – OGIS
College Park, MD 20710-6001

Department of Navy FOIA Public Liaison

Please include a copy of your original request, a copy of the response letter, your supporting rationale on why the appeal should be granted, and any other information you would like considered in adjudicating your appeal. The appeal must be postmarked no later than ninety (90) calendar days from the date of the response letter.