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​Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of the nine exemptions. Upon receipt of a perfected FOIA request, JWAC releases the documents requested as quickly as possible unless they are exempt from mandatory release under Section (b) of 5 U.S.C. 552. If one of the nine exemptions apply, we will consider whether or not a discretionary release is appropriate before we decide to assert any exemption. If you have access rights under the Privacy Act, a FOIA exemption will only be cited if the information is exempt from mandatory release under both FOIA and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and we determine that a discretionary release is not appropriate. All JWAC FOIA requests must be submitted via the USSTRATCOM FOIA website. ​