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FOIA Guidance

Below are links to the FOIA statute, implementing regulations, executive orders, policies, and other guidance materials.  In addition, we offer links to resources developed by other Federal agencies which address supplementary topics to the FOIA.

Submitting a FOIA/PA Request to NASA
How to File a FOIA Request for NASA Agency Records (December 2022)
Information to Include in a FOIA Request
Laws and Executive Orders
The Freedom of Information Act, showing changes made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (5 U.S.C. 552)
Executive Order 12600, “Pre-disclosure Notification Procedures for Confidential Commercial Information”
DOJ-OIP Summary of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016
NASA Regulations and FOIA Fees
NASA FOIA Regulations
NASA Privacy Act Regulations
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines for FOIA Fees
Schedule of FOIA Fees (as of January 2023)
FOIA Fees, Fee Waivers and Expedited Review (February 2020)
NASA Records Information and Records Retention
Records Management Program
Privacy Act System of Records Notices (SORNs)
NASA Major Information Systems
National Archives and Records Administration General Records Schedule 4.2: Information Access and Protection Records
Other Sources of Public Information
NASA Procurement
NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS)
Federal Acquisition Jumpstation
NASA Grants (
NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS)
NASA Online Directive Information System (NODIS)
NASA Launch Schedule
NASA History Office
NASA Records at the National Archives
Government Contracts (
US Government Printing Office/Digital System
Other FOIA Related References
Department of Justice:
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice Guide to FOIA (updated on a rolling basis)
DOJ Executive Briefing on FOIA (video) – Frequently Asked Questions (with videos)
DOJ Infographic on FOIA
Statutes DOJ Found to Qualify Under Exemption 3 of the FOIA (last updated October 2023)
DOJ Guidance on Implementing FOIA’s Statutory Exclusion Provisions (September 19, 2012)
National Archives and Records Administration:
Office of Government Information Services (FOIA Ombudsman Office)
The 2007 FOIA amendments created the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. Using OGIS’ services does not affect your right to pursue litigation. Contact information for OGIS is at
OGIS Flyer “How to Request FOIA Mediation Services”