Welcome to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Web site!
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, provides that any person has the right, enforceable in court, to request access to federal agency records (or portions of those records), except for those records that are protected from disclosure by one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions and three exclusions (resons for which an agency may withhold records from a requestor). See Document Library for "FOIA Exemptions." Currently, the law allows 20 working days to process a FOIA request upon receipt of the request in the FOIA office.
Members of the public, including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, organizations and businesses, and individual members of Congress for themselves or constituents, may request records in writing. It is important to remember that the Freedom of Information Act applies only to federal agencies. It does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, state or local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. Each state has it's own public access laws that should be consulted for access to state and local records.
Information provided here is intended to assist you in submitting a Freedom of Information Act request to Commander, Navy Installations and its component organizations.