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FOIA Training

The DoD Freedom of Information Office (DFOIPO) offers training programs for DoD personnel who deal with FOIA and/or Privacy issues. Below is the listing of Fiscal Year 2012, 2013 and 2014 courses, past and future:

FOIA training is announced on this page as well as through the chain of command within the respective components. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dfoipo-training@mail.mil

Upcoming DoD FOIA Training courses:

To be Announced

Recent DoD FOIA Training courses:

DoD National Capital Region FOIA/PA Training Workshop: Alexandria VA; Deparment of Defense: Mark Center June 24th-June 26th 2014. This three-day workshop helped FOIA/PA professionals and attorneys in the National Capital Region gain knowledge and remain abreast of FOIA/PA statutes, policy, guidance, and available resources. Over 300 DoD FOIA/PA professionals attended in person and another 100+ via VTC.

Conflict Resolution/Customer Service course: offered on November 18th 2013 at the Mark Center in Alexandria VA. This training focused on those skills which help FOIA professionals as they relate and interact daily with FOIA customers.

Exemption 6 and 7(C): Online October 8, 2013 Defense Connect Online (DCO) class on Privacy exemptions in FOIA: Exemptions 6 and 7(C).

Exemption 5 Training: Online July 30th 2013, one hour long Defense Connect Online (DCO) Exemption class on inter-agency and intra-agency communications that are protected by legal priviledges.

DoD National Capital Region FOIA/PA Training Workshop: Springfield VA; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Headquarters June 17th-June 19th 2013. This was a three-day workshop for FOIA/PA professionals and attorneys in the National Capital Region to gain knowledge and remain abreast of FOIA/PA statutes, policy, guidance, and available resources. Component break-out sessions were offered in the afternoon of the third day of the training workshop.

FOIA 101 Training: Online This basic introductory course centered on processing a FOIA request is available from DFOIPO. The last FOIA 101 training was held on May 9th 2013. DoD FOIA professionals throughout the country and abroad access the training via a secure online connection using Defense Connect Online (DCO). FOIA 101 trainings are announced on this page as well as through the chain of command within the respective components.

DoD FOIA/PA Training Workshop in Knoxville, Tennessee: October 30th-November 1st 2012. Please see the Agenda for the material discussed. Conflict Resolution/Customer Service courses were offered in conjunction with this course on October 29th and November 2nd. Please see the Conflict Resolution/Customer Service courses Agenda for the material discussed.

DoD FOIA/PA Training Workshop in Padova, Italy: June 5th-7th 2012. Please see the Agenda for the material discussed.

DoD-wide FOIA/PA Training Workshop in San Diego, CA: April 10th-12th 2012. Please see the Agenda for the material discussed.

FOIA/PA Training hosted by NORTHCOM in Colorado Springs, CO: October 4th-6th 2011. Please see the Agenda for the material discussed.

Conflict Resolution/Customer Relations Training at the Pentagon and the Mark Center in Alexandria VA: January 17, January 19th and March 1st 2012. This training honed in on those skills which help FOIA professionals as they relate and interact daily with FOIA customers (Requesters, Document Owners, Subject Matter Experts, etc.).

FOIA 101 Training: at the Mark Center in Alexandra VA on February 15th 2012. This was a day-long training presented in person and via a secure online connection using Defense Connect Online (DCO) to reach DoD FOIA professionals throughout the country and abroad.

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