What is FOIA?
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 protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
How do I make a FOIA Request?
For Federal FOIA requests please contact Sgt. Gereem Johnson, email@example.com, (860) 493-2761.
If sending the request by mail, please address to:
Connecticut National Guard FOIA Manager
ATTN: Admin Services
360 Broad Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Before making a request, first look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available. You can find a lot of useful information on a range of topics on each agency’s website. You can also search for information agencies have already posted online on FOIA.gov
If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Office. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. Most federal agencies now accept FOIA requests electronically, including by web form, e-mail or fax. See the list of federal agencies
for details about how to make a request to each agency and any specific requirements for seeking certain records.