DOD FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||25 January 2017|
Purpose: This issuance:
• Implements the DoD FOIA Program pursuant to DoD Directive (DoDD) 5400.07, in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5105.53, DoDD 5105.82, and the July 11, 2014, Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum.
• Supplements Part 286 of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
• Incorporates the provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
• Promotes uniformity in the DoD FOIA Program by taking precedence over all DoD Component issuances that supplement and implement the DoD FOIA Program.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").