FOIA Library

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which. The FOIA provides that when processing requests, agencies should withhold information only if they reasonably foresee that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption, or if disclosure is prohibited by law. Agencies should also consider whether partial disclosure of information is possible whenever they determine that full disclosure is not possible and they should take reasonable steps to segregate and release nonexempt information. This collection makes it much easier to access information already contained in FOIA Library collections so you don’t have to chase down individual pieces of information.


Law and Justice Agencies
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
U.S Bureau of Prisons
U.S. DOJ – Office of Justice Programs
DOJ – Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
U.S. Secret Service

Defense and Intelligence Agencies
The Department of Defense
U.S. Navy
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
National Defense University
Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency

Executive Branch and Cabinet Level Agencies
The White House – Office of Science and Technology
The White House – Office of Management and Budget
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U. S. Department of Defense
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S> Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Treasury Inspector General and Tax Administration

Miscellaneous Federal Agencies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Census Bureau
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
National Institutes of Health
Defense Contract Management Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
National Council on Disability
Federal Trade Commission