How to Make a FOIA Request

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.

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 releasable records subject to the restrictions set forth in those laws.

Review the sections below to learn how to submit a FOIA request for records maintained by ONR.

Review what records are available from ONR

Review publicly available sources of ONR records

Prepare FOIA request

Submit FOIA request

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