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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Department of Defense

Mission statement: "The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country."

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Statistics on Lawsuits*

Key Indicators
65 Suits filed against DoD in FY 2019
844 Suits filed since 2001
127 Suits still pending
777 Suits closed
179 Suits taking over 24 months
1 Suit taking over 309 months
Lawsuits Filed by Year
*based on FOIA nature of suit

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of June 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All131 cases
average 315 days pending
14 cases
average 176 days to close
Track Not Provided6 cases
average 425 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Simple23 cases
average 234 days pending
1 case
average 140 days to close
Expedited0 cases
average 0 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex102 cases
average 326 days pending
13 cases
average 179 days to close


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