The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes the premise that people should have access to government information, and it is the responsibility of the government to justify why records should not be disclosed.  NNSA's FOIA process is separate from the Department of Energy's (DOE) and details about the FOIA Program are provided below. 

Due to COVID-19, the NNSA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program staff are experiencing significant delays in receiving and processing FOIA requests.  We ask that FOIA requesters continue to submit their requests to  Submissions are still accepted, but responses will be delayed.

Please contact the NNSA FOIA program office at if you have questions about FOIA requests.  Additional information is provided to assist your FOIA needs: