Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes a presumption that records in the possession of agencies and departments of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government are accessible to the people. The FOIA sets standards for determining which records must be disclosed and which records may be withheld. The FOIA also provides administrative and judicial remedies for those denied access to records. Above all, the FOIA requires federal agencies to provide the fullest possible disclosure of information to the public.

For more information about FOIA, and specifically, how to file a FOIA request, visit the US Secret Service web page at, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation web page at

If you are making a request regarding information entered on this web site, you must provide the words "CPNI Request for Information" in your inquiry.

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