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).

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.

How to Submit a FOIA Request

FOIA requests to the NNSA/Office of the General Counsel may be submitted in writing, by fax, by e-mail or by filling out this form.

You may contact the Office of the General Counsel regarding the FOIA program at the following address:

    FOIA/PA Officer
    NNSA/Office of the General Counsel
    P. O. Box 5400
    Albuquerque, NM 87185-5400

You may also  fax your FOIA request to (505) 284-7512 or e-mail it to

You can contact NNSA/Office of the General Counsel Staff toll free at 866-747-5994

The NNSA/Office of the General Counsel is also responsible for processing all FOIA requests for the facilities listed below.

National Nuclear Security AdministrationHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.
Kansas City Site Office

Kansas City Plant/Kansas City National Security Campus, Kansas City, Missouri

Livermore Site OfficeLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
Los Alamos Site OfficeLos Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Nevada Site OfficeNevada National Security Site
NNSA Production Office

Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas

Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Sandia Site Office

Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia National Laboratories/California, Livermore, California

Savannah River Site OfficeSavannah River, South Carolina
NNSA Albuquerque ComplexAlbuquerque, New Mexico

FOIA-related links