The Privacy Act allows individuals to access records about themselves, while the FOIA allows the public to access government information.

If you want to make a request for your own records under the Privacy Act, please contact for further information.


The below instructions are for submitting a Freedom of Information Act Request. 

A valid request must meet the following minimum requirements:

1.  The request must be submitted in writing, by fax or via internet on-line.  
            (a) Now you can use an online Request Form and email to  
            (b) Verbal (telephone) requests will NOT be honored.
            (c) Must clearly indicate that it is a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5 U.S.C 552).
            (d) Include your telephone number and complete postal service mailing address on your request.

2. Must contain a reasonable description of the particular records or documents requested to enable government personnel to locate or identify the particular records or documents with a reasonable amount of effort. Under the FOIA/PA, requestors must ask for specific records or documents rather than information. In addition, avoid structuring your request in such a way that requires a response to question(s). FOIA does not require agencies to answer questions creatively, venture opinions, or conduct independent inquiries to satisfy questions from the public.

3. Must contain a clear statement of the requestor's willingness to pay all assessable processing fees or those up to a specified amount. If the requester believes that fees should be waived, written justification must be provided. Requests for waiver of fees will be evaluated using established Fee Waiver Guidelines. Note: If your request contains the statement "We are willing to accept clearly releasable portions of the requested document(s)", you may receive a response in a few days rather than weeks. For example, a contract can be released immediately if the subcontractor plan is excluded. Privacy Act requests should have notarized signature of the requestor, or a valid picture identification should be presented when the information is received.

FOIA/PA requests submitted to NSWC Crane may be mailed to:                    
NSWC Crane Division
Code IG Bldg 3239
300 Highway 361
Crane IN 47522-5001

Inquiries regarding FOIA requests may be made by fax to (812) 854-4075 or by email at . Our initial response to a request within 20 working days may not include responsive documents if content is protected by an exemption under Title 5 U.S.C 552. 

Note: Department of the Navy FOIA regulations are published in 32 CFR Part 701.