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Office of Inspector General FOIA Requests

Welcome to the Office of Inspector General’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) webpage. FOIA is a federal statute that allows persons to request federal agency records. Under the FOIA, a person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records except to the extent the records are protected from disclosure under specific FOIA exemptions or exclusions.

Our OIG has established a “multi-track” response system to facilitate the processing of FOIA requests based on their varying size and complexity. FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks:

  • Track 1 is for requests that meet the standards for expedited processing under the FOIA.
  • Track 2 is for simple requests that do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities.
  • Track 3 is for requests that involve sensitive or voluminous records, or records for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required.

OIG looks forward to working together with FOIA requestors to continue responding effectively and efficiently to your FOIA requests.

FOIA Public Liaison:

  • Nikki Gramian, OIG Office of Counsel
    Phone: 202-254-4001
    FAX: 202-254-4398
  • Mailing address: 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410
    Mail Stop - 2600
    Washington, D.C. 20528-0001
  • email: foia.oig@dhs.gov

Visit the OIG FOIA Electronic Reading Room for various types of records available for public inspection in both paper and electronic form.

Visit The Department Privacy Office FOIA Web page for more information regarding The Department FOIA policy and procedures.

Visit the Accessing Department of Homeland Security Records through the Freedom of Information Act Web page for more information on filing a FOIA Request.

Other helpful information regarding the FOIA process can be found at the U.S. Department of Justice's FOIA Reference Guide Web page.

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