Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff
Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center
This Requester Service Center (RSC) processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records related to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff (OSD/JS), which now includes the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), and specific OSD components.* This RSC does not process FOIA requests for the entire Department of Defense (DoD). Please direct requests related to the Military Services, Combatant Commands, or other Defense Agencies, to the appropriate organization/component that maintains the record(s) of interest. Please contact Senior FOIA Advisor Aaron Graves at (866) 574-4970 if you have a question regarding which organization/component maintains the record(s) you are seeking.
Before submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you seek is not already in our OSD/JS FOIA Library or other DoD web sites.
The OSD/JS FOIA Reading Room contains seven categories of records:
OSD/JS FOIA Library maintains documents previously released through the FOIA
Special Collections Library maintains documents released outside of the FOIA process
maintains records that were released by an OSD component in advance of any
Final Opinions made in the adjudication of administrative cases
Administrative staff manuals
Records released under the FOIA process which are likely to become the subject of future requests, such as current "hot items" or of wide-spread interest