Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

For general information about FOIA from the U.S. Army Records Management & Declassification Agency:

To submit a FOIA request for Army Research Laboratory (ARL) documents

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
FOIA Officer
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1138

To submit a FOIA request for Army Research Office (ARO) documents

U.S. Army Research Office
PO Box 12211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211

In order for a FOIA request to be processed, it must:

  • Be submitted in writing
  • Comply with specific agency requirements
  • Reasonably describe the specific records being sought (e.g., names, titles, dates, places, events, etc.)
  • Indicate a willingness to pay fees associated with the processing of the FOIA request (e.g., search, review, and photocopying)

NOTE: This does not mean you will be charged fees. Fee waivers may be granted when the disclosure of the records is in the public interest and the records are likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.

This sample request is provided to assist you with the request process.