Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Office of the Chief Information Officer has the responsibility for oversight of the Army Contracting Command's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program. The Freedom of Information Act is a Federal law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from Federal Government agencies. Requests are only for agency "records." The agency is not required to create documents in response to a request.

FOIA, which is known by its legal cite as 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the Department of Defense and Army Regulations, govern how requests will be processed within the Army. The Army Regulation (AR) 25-55, the Department of the Army FOIA Program, can be found at Part 518 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is available in most public libraries.

See Also: The Privacy Act