DoD Freedom of Information Act Program Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PUBLIC AFFAIRS) WASHINGTON DC DIRECTORATE FOR FREEDOM OF INFO & SECURITY REVIEW
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During fiscal year FY 2001, a total of 80,357 public requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act FOIA were completed by the Department of Defense DoD. In the processing of these cases, the Department of Defense fully denied 2,172 and partially denied 11,371 out of 80,357 requests on the basis of FOIA exemptions. Of those exemptions, 6 were for classified information 7 for internal rules and practices 6 for statutory exemptions 6 for proprietary data 9 for deliberative material 37 for privacy information and 29 for law enforcement investigations. Twenty three thousand, five hundred and sixteen 23,516 requests could not be tilled in whole or in part for other reasons, such as lack of records, referral to another agency, or lack of specificity sufficient to identify the requested records. There were 927 actions taken on appeals of denied requests 34 granted, 176 partially denied, 436 fully denied, and 281 not filled for other reasons, as mentioned earlier. The total DoD operating cost associated with the processing of requests during this report period was 39,712,317. The average cost of processing a single case during this period was approximately 494.20. Fee collections for records provided to the public amounted to 652,515.53 1.6 of total program cost.
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