Requesting Information Through FOIA
The Privacy Act (PA) of 1974 (Public Law 93579) 5 U.S.C. 552a has been in effect since September 27, 1975. The purpose of the PA is to balance the government's need to maintain information about individuals with the rights of individuals to be protected against unwarranted invasions of their privacy stemming from federal agencies' collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information about them.
To submit a PA request, you must be a U.S. citizen and be a legally admitted alien. The request must be in writing, include your SSN and signed. PA records are maintained in a PA systems of records notice. The "systems of records" is defined as "a group of records under the control of a DoD Component from which information is retrieved by the individual's name or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individuals." (i.e., SSN, ID number, etc).
DoD Security Background Investigation - If you have had a security clearance granted by the DoD and are requesting any information from the investigation, please contact the Defense Security Service.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Chief FOIA Public Liaison, should only be contacted when FOIA requesters need to raise concerns regarding the DTRA FOIA Service Center. Please provide the case number of your FOIA request when contacting the Chief FOIA Public Liaison at the address, or phone number below:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
FOIA Public Liaison
ATTN: (GC-FOIA/PA/ Pamela Andrews)
8725 John J. Kingman Road STOP 6201
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201
Phone: (703) 767-1792