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IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
YOU DON'T HAVE ANY!

And if you are not using the Freedom of Information Act to find out all that you can about just what the government is up to, then you probably don't know that you have been all but totally disenfranchised from all of your rights.

A Citizen's Guide On Using The Freedom Of Information Act And The Privacy Act of 1974 To Request Government Records
First Report by the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, March 20, 1997
Corporate Counsel's Guide To FOIA

Fully Automated, Fill-in-the-Blanks:

  • FOI Letter Generator
  • FOIA: Use it, IT'S YOURS!
  • Freedom of Information Center Federal and state FoI Resources (Includes sample request letters for Federal and state laws)
  • Here is the documentation of an Actual Freedom of Information Request from Beginning to End. Written by Scott Bledose from his perspective

  • The Privacy Act Issuances, 1999 Compilation Online Database contains descriptions of Federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals and rules agencies follow to assist individuals who request information about their records.
  • The Society of Professional Journalists maintains this Web site as a tool to help journalists and non-journalists in their quest for information from federal and local governments. It contains valuable information and important links to sites that will help in your FOI searches.
  • Tapping Officials' Secrets:
    Indiana Open Door Law

    INDIANA Public Record Copy Request
    Commission on Public Records

    THE COMPLETE FOIA ROOM
    FOI Act Updates!
  • ACLU FOIA "Step-by-Step Guide to
    Using the Freedom of Information Act."

  • DoJ FOIA Guides
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOIA READING ROOMS
  • The Intelligenece and Counterintelligence Home Page

    Welcome to <<NetAction>>

  • Public Citizen
  • STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER FOIA FORM GENERATOR
  • FOIA Generator for Individuals, Businesses, and Trusts
  • Bill Drexler, J.D. on FOIA and the IRS
  • EPIC FOIA LITIGATION
  • Shades of Richard Nixon
  • Links to Sources of Access and Privacy Information
  • Assassination Archives and Research Center
  • Agency FOIA Sites This site offers links to several U.S. government agency FOIA web pages some agency FOIA reports.

    All FOIA and Privacy Act Appeals

    Department of Defense FOIA This site offers access to the the reading room and the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals This site does NOT offer access to an electronic reading room or the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Department of Health and Human Services FOIA This site does NOT offer access to an electronic reading room or the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Department of the Interior FOIA This site offers access to the the reading room.

    Department of Justice FOIA Home Page This site offers access to the DOJ FOIA Reference Guide, DOJ FOIA Regulations, FOIA Updates, DOJ FOIA contacts and much more.

    Department of Justice FOIA Reading Rooms This site offers access to the reading rooms.

    Department of State FOIA This site does NOT offer access to an electronic reading room or the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Department of Labor FOIA This site offers access to the reading room.

    Department of Transportation FOIA

    This site does NOT offer access to an electronic reading room or the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Department of Treasury
    This site offers access to the the reading room.

    Department of Veterans Affairs FOIA
    This site offers access to the the reading room.

    EPA FOIA
    This site offers the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    EPA Regional FOIA This site offers the ability to do an electronic FOIA request for a couple of regions.

    EPA Superfund FOIA This site offers access to existing online reports and the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    FDIC FOIA This site offers access to the Public Information Center and the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    FEMA FOIA This site offers access to the electronic reading room.

    Food and Drug Administration FOIA This site offers access to the the electronic reading room.

    General Services Administration This site offers access to the the reading room and the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Navy, FISC FOIA Program This site offers access to the electronic reading room.

    NASA FOIA This site offers access to the the reading room and the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    OMB FOIA This site does NOT offer access to an electronic reading room or the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    SBA FOIA This site offers the ability to do an electronic FOIA request.

    Social Security Administration FOIA This site offers access to the the electronic reading room.

    USDA FOIA This site offers access to the the electronic reading room.



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