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SIGAR FOIA Policy

Disclosure

SIGAR is committed to transparency and openness in the conduct of the office and its mission. To the maximum extent permitted by law, SIGAR makes public its records and minimizes its creation of records containing controlled unclassified information. SIGAR, through the Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure, responds in a timely fashion to requests it receives from individuals under the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act of 1974.

The Freedom of Information Act Making a FOIA Request

When making at FOIA request, it is important to include all the following information:

  • Documents or information you desire, be as specific as possible
  • Description of the requester
  • Purpose of the request
  • If you would are willing to pay fees, or request a waiver.

Please consult How to Make a FOIA Request or the DOD FOIA Handbook for tips on proper request formats, and example letters.

Where to Send a FOIA Act Request

Label your access request and envelope "FOIA Request" and send it to:

Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
2530 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-4704
By Fax: 703-601-3804

You may also e-mail your request to the Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure, at sigar.pentagon.gen-coun.mbx.foia@mail.mil.

Making a FOIA Appeal

Under the FOIA's administrative appeal provision, a requester has the right to appeal any adverse determination SIGAR makes on his or her FOIA request.

You may file an administrative appeal if:

You are not satisfied with a FOIA office's initial determination;

You disagree with the center's withholding of information or you might believe that there are additional records responsive to your request that the center failed to locate;

You have requested expedited processing or a fee waiver and the FOIA office has not granted that request;

You may appeal a determination that what has been requested is not reasonably described, that a record does not exist or cannot be located, that a record is not readily reproducible in the form or format requested, that the requested information is not a record subject to the FOIA, or a determination regarding the charging of a fee.

You do not receive a response from SIGAR's FOIA Office within 20 working days. Label your appeal and envelope "FOIA Appeal" and send it to:

Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
2530 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-4704
By Fax: 703-601-3804

You may also e-mail your request to the Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure, at sigar.pentagon.gen-coun.mbx.foia@mail.mil. Please list "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Any administrative appeal to a request must be made in writing within 60 days of any initial decision to deny a request. The letter of appeal should state clearly why the requester disagrees with the determination to withhold records.

SIGAR Freedom of Information Act Regulations

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