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Reading Room

Welcome to the reading room page of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff FOIA Requester Service Center website. Our reading room consists of documents that are grouped into four records categories. Under each categories you will also find links to various cases

The only official versions of these documents are printed or hard copy materials. If there are any discrepancies between the electronic version and the hard copy original, the hard copy prevails.

Records Categories and Definitions

  • FOIA Library - This section contains documents that have been previously requested through the OSD/JS FOIA Office

  • Special Collections Library - This section contains documents that have been released outside of the FOIA process

  • Proactive Disclosures - This section consists of documents that were released by an OSD component in advance of any public request

  • 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(A) Records - Final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases that may be cited, used, or relied upon as precedents in future adjudications.

  • 5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(B) Records - Statements of policy and interpretations that have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register.

  • 5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(C) Records - Administrative staff manuals and instructions, or portions thereof, that establish DoD policy or interpretations of policy that affect the public.

  • 5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(D) Records - Records released to the public, under the FOIA, that are or will likely become the subject of subsequent requests.

Portable Document Format (PDF) files may be viewed with a free copy of Adobe Acrobat® Reader™.

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