Enacted in 1966, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. The FOIA thus established a statutory right of public access to Executive Branch information in the federal government.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program is designed to provide access to Agency documents through a citizen-centered service using a results-oriented FOIA program.
Our vision is to create a cohesive and effective knowledge-sharing environment while safeguarding sensitive information in accordance with Federal laws and regulations. The NASA FOIA program is committed to providing the public with excellent customer service as well as access to disclosable agency documents in accordance with all appropriate laws and regulations.