FOIA: NASA Management Office
(NMO) provides a decentralized Freedom of
Information Act Program for the agency at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) and Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), enabling the public to
better understand the business of the Government by providing timely and
accurate agency records to citizens of the world.
Records Management: NMO provides oversight and guidance to the JPL Records Manager and
Archivist, ensures compliance with NASA retention/disposition schedules
and verifies that historical and statutory requirements are followed and
program objectives are met.
Privacy Act: NMO provides oversight and guidance
to the Privacy point of contact and enforces compliance with agency and
statutory requirements regarding the storage and retrieval of Privacy
Act information and management of Privacy Act systems of records.
To make a request for records under the Privacy Act, please send your request by post mail to the address shown on the right side of this page under, “Contact Information.” Privacy Act requests must include all the information needed from the FOIA on-line request form linked to this page below and at the top left hand side. Additionally, all Privacy Act requests must contain an original notarized signature.
FOIA Requesters: You may make a FOIA Request by filling out the on-line request form here: Make FOIA Request Requests for all OIG records/reports, regardless of the subject, are processed by NASA OIG FOIA Office, not individual NASA Center FOIA Offices. The on-line request form is the preferred method. You may also send your request by post mail to the address shown on the right side of this page under, “Contact Information,” or you may fax your request to (818) 393-3160. If you mail or fax your request, please be sure to include all the information needed from the on-line request form.
We attempt to answer most requests within the statutory
time limit of 20 working days following the receipt of a perfected
request. Although we do not always contact requesters when we first
receive a request, we may contact you during the processing to ask
questions or to give you a status report on the processing. You may
always check the status of your request by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-393-6779.
FOIA Electronic Library Index: The FOIA Electronic Library contains a list of categories of documents or information
specifically identified for inclusion by the FOIA, as well as documents or links to information for which we have received multiple FOIA requests. Additional documents previously released under FOIA may also be found on the JPL Electronic Library Service Public Site. The number of items in the library undoubtedly will grow. Please check back occasionally and refresh your browser.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): The DOJ Guide to the Freedom of Information Act; Overview of the Privacy Act of
1974, Your Right to Federal Records, FOIA Updates, FOIA Annual Reports.
NASA History Office: The Headquarters History Department is a very useful resource for major events in the History of NASA.
NASA FOIA Contacts: List of NASA FOIA contacts including Center, name, address, telephone number, fax number and appropriate procurement contract number.
NASA's Federal Register Notice: NASA's Regulations concerning FOIA (Availability of Agency Records to Members of the Public).