The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from government agencies. Requests for access to records are processed only under the FOIA. The FOIA governs how requests will be processed within the Army. Requests under the FOIA are only for agency "records." The records must exist and be in the possession and control of the agency in order to be subject to the requirements under the FOIA.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USACE Alaska District, has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request or appeal. We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail. You may reach out to our FOIA Officer (CEPOA-OC-FOIA@usace.army.mil) if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.