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Federal Agencies that Handle FOIA Requests

Note: In classifying the federal government agencies, we followed federal FOIA regulations that list the governmental bodies designated to handle FOIA requests. For more detail, see the discussion on classifying organizations and suborganizations in About FOIA Lawsuit Data.

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Administrative Conference of the U.S.
African Development Foundation
American Battle Monument Commission
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Central Intelligence Agency
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Corporation for National and Community Service Show subunits
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Council on Environmental Quality
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Show subunits
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Show subunits
Department of Commerce Show agencies
Department of Defense Show agencies
Department of Education Show agencies
Department of Energy Show agencies
Department of Health and Human Services Show agencies
Department of Homeland Security Show agencies
Department of Housing and Urban Development Show agencies
Department of Justice Show agencies
Department of State Show agencies
Department of the Interior Show agencies
Department of Transportation Show agencies
Department of Veterans Affairs Show agencies
Environmental Protection Agency Show subunits
Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
Export-Import Bank of the United States Show subunits
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Financial Institutions Council
Federal Housing Finance Agency Show subunits
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Labor Relations Authority Show subunits
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Open Market Committee
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Inter-American Foundation
Legal Services Corporation
Merit Systems Protection Board Show subunits
Millennium Challenge Corporation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Show subunits
National Archives & Records Administration
National Capital Planning Commission
National Credit Union Administration
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Railroad Passenger Corporation
National Science Foundation Show subunits
National Transportation Safety Board Show subunits
Not a federal agency
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of National Drug Control Policy Show subunits
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Science and Technology
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Peace Corps Show subunits
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Postal Regulatory Commission
Railroad Retirement Board Show subunits
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Securities and Exchange Commission Show subunits
Selective Service System
Social Security Administration
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Surface Transportation Board
Tennessee Valley Authority
The U.S. Copyright Office
Treasury Show agencies
U. S. General Services Administration
U.S Office of Special Counsel
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Department of Agriculture Show agencies
U.S. Department of Labor Show agencies
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Show subunits
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Office of Government Ethics
U.S. Section, International Boundary and Water Commission
U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
United States Commission on Civil Rights
United States International Trade Commission
United States Postal Service Show subunits
by FOIA Project Staff