Freedom of Information Act



NSA releases as much information as possible, consistent with the need to protect classified or sensitive information under the exemption provisions of applicable federal laws.

Reading Room

Read about the laws and policies that govern our FOIA and Privacy Act programs.

Privacy Act

To request Privacy Act records, please submit your request by following our step-by-step process.

Frequently Requested Information

NSA receives thousands of requests for information each year, many of which are duplicative. For your convenience, a listing of frequent FOIA requests and their general disposition are available.

Declassification & Transparency Initiatives

NSA reviews records and makes them publicly available. In accordance with the federal Open Government directive, we also identify and release subjects and records for which there is a general public interest.