Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is DOD's largest combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries. The DLA FOIA/Privacy Offices receive a multitude of requests for records on a wide-range of topics. Your search can be easier once you know how to comply with the regulations and procedures governing release of government documents.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions.

The Privacy Act (PA) regulates the Executive Branch of the federal government's collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information about U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence; permits access to records about oneself, subject to the Privacy Act exemptions; permits the amendment of a record if it is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete; limits the use of social security numbers; and provides judicial remedies, both civil and criminal, for violations of the Privacy Act.