Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff (JS) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program. Administrative Instruction
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
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This Administrative Instruction AI establishes Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the effective administration of the Freedom of Information Act FOIA Program in OSD and the Joint Staff in accordance with the guidance in DoD Directive DoDD 5400.07 and the authority in DoDD 5105.53. This AI applies to OSD, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, and the Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities listed in Enclosure 2. They will hereafter be referred to collectively as the OSD and JS Components. Chief, Freedom Of Information Division FOID, Executive Services Directorate, White House Staff, shall organize, direct, and manage the Office of Freedom of Information OFOI, the Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office DFOIPO, and the OSDJS Privacy Office, and ensure their mutually supported functions are integrated to promote maximum efficiency. OFOI receives two types of FOIA requests direct requests from a member of the public asking for access to DoD, OSD, or JS information and referrals or consultations from other DoD and non-DoD agencies that contain OSD or JS documents or other agency documents with OSD or JS equities. In each case, OFOI shall forward the FOIA request and responsive documents if a referral or consultation to the OSD or JS Component having responsibility for the requested information. Any FOIA request received by an OSD or JS Component out of channels from a source other than OFOI shall be directed to OFOI without delay for formal entry into the case tracking system. The OSD or JS Component should commence work on the request, pending its return from the OFOI.
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