32 CFR 290.5 - Definitions.
The terms used in this rule with the exception of the following are defined in DCAAP 5410.14.
(a) Initial denial authorities (IDAs). The regional directors, and the Chief, Administrative Management Division, have been delegated the authority by the Director, DCAA, to make initial determinations as to the releasability of DCAA records to the public, including Defense contractors. This authority may not be redelegated.
(b) Appellate authority. The Assistant Director, Resources, or his designee.
(c) Electronic data. Electronic data are those records and information which are created, stored, and retrievable by electronic means. This does not include computer software, which is the tool by which to create, store, or retrieve electronic data.
(d) FOIA request. A written request for DCAA records, made by any person, including a member of the public (U.S. or foreign citizen), an organization, or a business, but not including a Federal agency or a fugitive from the law that either explicitly or implicitly invokes the FOIA, DoD 5400.7-R, DCAAR 5410.8, 4 or regional instruction on the FOIA.
4 See footnote 3 to § 290.4(c).
(e) Administrative appeal. A request by a member of the general public, made under the FOIA, asking the appellate authority to reverse an IDA decision to withhold all or part of a requested record or to deny a request for waiver or reduction of fees.