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Regulatory Requirements, Guidance and Resources

Federal Law

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552
This is the full text of the Freedom of Information Act in a form showing all amendments to the statute made by the “Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007.” All newly enacted provisions are in boldface type.

Department of Defense (DoD)

DoDD 5400.07, DoD Freedom of Information Act Program, January 2, 2008

DoD 5400.11-R, DoD Privacy Program, May 14, 2007

DoD 5400.7-R, DoD Freedom of Information Act Program, September 1998

DoD Freedom of Information Act Handbook
This handbook is intended to assist an individual in making FOIA requests for DoD records.

DoD Freedom of Information Act - Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office (FOIA-DFOIPO)
This site contains specific information about the DoD Program and its implementation by DoD which includes the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA). This site includes electronic copies of current FOIA information, including but not limited to the DoD FOIA Regulation, handbooks, briefings, guidance, reports, reading room, etc.

TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)

Policies, Procedures and Operations Manuals

Additional Resources

Your Right to Federal Records
A joint publication of the Department of Justice and the General Services Administration concerning both the FOIA and the Privacy Act.

Department of Justice FOIA Guide
The "FOIA Guide" is an extensive discussion of the Act's exemptions and its procedural aspects that is prepared by the Department of Justice's Office of Information and Privacy every two years.

Office of Information and Privacy, Department of Justice (Online Periodical)

Department of Justice interactive FOIA website, with annual reports, statistics and FOIA policy

Executive Order 13526
Classified National Security Information

Executive Order 12600
Predisclosure Notification Procedures for Confidential Commercial Information

“On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."
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