Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Mandatory Review (MDR) Requests Under Executive Order 13526

  • MDR requests may only be submitted for classified documents (unclassified documents must be submitted under the FOIA or Special Review).
  • NARA reviewers do not have the authority to declassify information.
    • Copies of classified documents must be sent to equity agencies for review.
    • Due to the complexities of coordinating review with other agencies, this will not be a fast process.