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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
68 Suits filed against DoD in FY 2020
915 Suits filed since 2001
153 Suits still pending
822 Suits closed
192 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
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All155 cases
average 81 days pending
118 cases
average 37 days to close
Track Not Provided0 cases
average 0 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Simple36 cases
average 22 days pending
67 cases
average 8 days to close
Expedited1 case
average 39 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex122 cases
average 190 days pending
32 cases
average 144 days to close


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