Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint
Staff Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center

Due to circumstances relating to COVID-19, the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center staff is operating at 100% telework. Therefore, during this time, requests should be submitted via our website or email at the addresses listed below. Although a fax and U.S mail address are provided below, please understand that requests submitted via fax or U.S. mail will experience unavoidable delays as there will be no personnel at the worksite to receive such requests.


Fax: 571-372-0500
U.S. Mail: OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Freedom of Information Division
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155

The Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff (OSD/JS) FOIA Requester Service Center supports all actions related to Freedom of Information requests submitted by the public for access to records under the control of the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff, to include specific OSD components.


This office does not process FOIA requests for the entire Department of Defense (DoD). Please direct requests related to the Military Services, Combatant Commands, or other Defense Agencies to the appropriate organization/component that maintains the record(s) of interest.


Before submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you seek is not already in our OSD/JS FOIA Library or other DoD web sites.


Please contact us at (866) 574-4970 if you have a question regarding which organization or component maintains the record(s) you are seeking.