Requesting Information Through The FOIA


To obtain records from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), FOIA requests may be submitted by mail, facsimile or electronically. For questions regarding submitting a FOIA request see  DTRA FOIA Handbook for further guidance.

Mailing Address:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
FOIA Public Liaison
ATTN: (J0GC-FOIA/PA/ Pamela Anderson)
8725 John J. Kingman Road STOP 6201
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201

E-Mail: dtrafoiaprivacy@mail.mil
Fax: (703) 767-3623
FOIA/Privacy Hotline: (703) 767-1792

There is no initial fee to make a FOIA request. However agencies are authorized by law to recover the direct costs of providing information to requesters. Requesters are categorized under the following:

• Commercial - Pay all search, review, and duplication
• Educational - Pay duplication charges in excess of 100 pages
• Noncommercial Scientific Institutions – Pay duplication charges in excess of 100 pages
• News Media - Pay duplication charges in excess of 100 pages
• Others - Pay search and duplication fees in excess of 2 hours search and 100 pages

Established DoD fees are: clerical search and review at $20 per hour; professional search and review at $44 per hour; computer search varies according to the system used; microfiche at $0.25 per page; and reproduction costs at $0.15 per page. It is DoD policy to waive all assessable fees if the total amount does not exceed $15. If you intend to ask for a fee waiver, your request should describe how the disclosure of the information is in the public interest and explain how you will disseminate this information. When submitting a FOIA request you should include in your request a willingness to pay fees. A failure to do so may delay the processing of your request.


Contact FOIA

The Defense Threat Reducation 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:

Mailing Address:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
FOIA Public Liaison
ATTN: (J0GC-FOIA/PA/ Pamela Andrews)
8725 John J. Kingman Road STOP 6201
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201

Email FOIA
Phone: (703) 767-1792