What is the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, as it is commonly called? The FOIA is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Under the FOIA, agencies must disclose any information that is requested – unless that information is protected from public disclosure. The FOIA also requires that agencies automatically disclose certain information, including frequently requested records. As Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court have all recognized, the FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.
Recent FOIA requests for the Pittsburgh District are available below. Click on "Expand All" to see available documents. If you have a new request, please use our FOIA Request Form. Learn more about FOIA at http://www.foia.gov.