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Welcome to the U.S. fleet Forces Command (USFF) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) web site.  The purpose of this page is to assist you in requesting various types and categories of public information relating to USFF programs, per FOIA and the PA. 

The FOIA (5 USC 552) is the law that gives the public the right to request information from the government.  Not all information is released.  Some information is protected under one or more of FIOA's nine exemptions.

The Privacy Act (5 USC 552a) is the law that gives protection to an individual's rights to privacy and which tells the government how it is to be done.  It is also the law that gives an individual the right to access, and the right to amend, any information pertaining to that individual, which is held in a government system of records.

Some examples of categories of information held by USFF are: the Individual Augmentee (IA) program; the Distinguished Visitor Embark/Visit Program; various investigations either initiated by, or finally endorsed by Commander, USFF; environmental issues which fall under the cognizance of USFF; and ships' inspection and survey reports.

NOTICE: Due to civilian personnel furloughs in the Department of Defense beginning July 8, 2013, FOIA requesters may notice delays in responses to FOIA requests from Department of the Navy FOIA Requester Service Centers. We apologize for these delays; however, please be assured that Navy FOIA Officers are committed to providing quality customer service during this time. Thank you for your patience.


People talking with the FOIA/PA Coordinator of a Navy activityInside you will also find out how to submit a request to our Freedom of Information/Privacy Coordinator. Please browse our web site at your leisure.  

For more information, check the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you do not find what you need, please contact our FOIA/PA Coordinator for further assistance at (757) 836-3630 or email at foia-pa.fct@navy.mil.

The USFF FOIA/PA coordinator is the USFF FOIA Requester Liaison.  The purpose of the Liaison is to provide FOIA requesters with an avenue to raise concerns about the service received from a DON FOIA requester service center under USFF.  Contact Linda Alvers at: (757) 836-3630/3608; FAX (757) 836-3603; foia-pa.fct@navy.mil; or by mail at: USFF FOIA Coordinator, Code N00P1, 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 250, Norfolk, VA 23551-2487.

You will find a link to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) associated with the Navy’s proposal to homeport additional U.S. Fleet Forces surface ships at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, Florida in our Reading Room here.

EXTERNAL LINKS DISCLAIMER: The appearance of external hyperlinks on this web site does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, or U.S. fleet Forces Command (USFF) of linked web sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as Navy Environmental Impact Statement web sites, military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the Navy does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. External links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoN web site.


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