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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C Sec. 552 (as amended by the OPEN Government Act of 2007, Pub. L. No. 110-175, 121 Stat. 2524) gives the public the right to access any Department of the Navy records unless the information in those records is protected by one or more of the nine exemptions that qualify an Agency's need to withhold records from a requester, and there is a sound legal basis to withhold them. The Department of the Navy adheres to the policy and disclosure regulations set forth in 32 CFR Chapter VI Part 701, to implement the FOIA uniformly and consistently and to provide maximum allowable disclosure of agency records upon request by an individual.

How to file a Navy FOIA request 

Per DONCIO Directive of 12 DEC 2013, all FOIA requests will be processed through the FOIAonline tracking and management web-based tool. Visit to submit a FOIA request.

For questions, please contact the NDW FOIA Coordinator, Ms. Catrina Simpson,

Individuals needing a copy of an incident report for the purpose of adjudicating a claim (e.g., traffic accident report or other damage to personal property) may request a copy of that report, in writing, to the Security Office on the installation where the incident occurred. 


For Naval Support Activity Washington (Navy Yard): / 757-288-9385 / 202-739-1738 / 202-215-5468 / 405-568-8011 / 202-369-6421 


For Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, and Naval Support Facility Dahlgren:

Legal Office

22268 Cedar Point Road, Bldg 409, Ste 221

Patuxent River, MD 20670

(301) 342-7510 


For Naval Support Facility Indian Head

Detective Ronald Roberts




For Naval Support Activity Bethesda:

4650 Taylor Rd

Bethesda, MD 20889

Bldg #17 Basement

Office 301 319-2524

Office Hours Mon, Tue, Thru and Fri 1200-2300



For Naval Support Activity Annapolis:

On Shift Watch Commander

257 Longshaw Rd

Annapolis, MD 21402

(410) 293-5770 


For more information about the Freedom of Information Act,  visit the following links:

Commander, Navy Installations Command Freedom of Information Act (

Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (

Department of the Air Force Freedom of Information Act (

Department of the Army Freedom of Information Act (

Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act (

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