NRL executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Requests for NRL records can include NRL contracts, final reports or grant information. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time of the request. Also, agencies are not required to create a record to comply with your request. NRL follows SECNAV M-5210.1 Records Management Manual for records retention.
Before submitting a FOIA request to NRL, please review whether the records you seek fall into one of the following categories.
Please note that NRL contracts begin with N00173. If the contract you seek does not begin with NRL's contract code, then you will need to send your request to another Navy command or agency (see table below for more information).
NRL now uses Grants.gov to accept all grant proposals. A grant is a way the government funds ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
NRL Technical Reports
At the completion of most NRL contracts and grants, a final report is required. These reports range from a brief summary and a list of publications to a complete, exhaustive compilation of the project results. The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) (www.dtic.mil) may have copies of unclassified, publically available NRLtechnical reports.
If the records you seek do not fall into the above categories, please consult the table below for additional contacts.
|For records about...
|Information related to Law Enforcement records
||Commander, Naval District Washington
Regional Legal Office
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
1343 Dahlgren Avenue, SE
Bldg 1, 1st Floor
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374
Phone: (202) 433.4133
Fax: (202) 433.0530
|Information related to an Office of Naval Research Record or contracts beginning with N00014
||Please contact ONR FOIA procedures
ONR FOIA Office: ONRFOIA@navy.mil
|A specific ship or ship related mission or contracts beginning with N00024
||Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and/or the command assigned the mission
NAVSEA FOIA Office: NAVSEAFOIA@navy.mil
|A specific aircraft or aircraft related mission or contracts beginning with N00019
||Naval Air Command (NAVAIR) and/or the command assigned the mission
NAVAIR FOIA Office: NAWCADFOIA@navy.mil
|A specific Navy facility or contracts beginning with N00025
||Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC) and/or the specific navy command assigned to the facility
NAVFAC FOIA submission information
|Other Navy commands