32 CFR Appendix C to Part 806, Terms
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Appendix C to Part 806 - Terms
Appellate Authority - The Office of the General Counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/GCA).
Denial - An adverse determination on no records, fees, expedited access, or not disclosing records.
Determination - The written decision to release or deny records or information that is responsive to a request.
Disclosure - Providing access to, or one copy of, a record.
Disclosure Authority - Official authorized to release records, normally division chiefs or higher.
FOIA Manager - The person who manages the FOIA Program at each organizational level.
FOIA Request - A written request for DoD records from the public that cites or implies the FOIA.
Functional Request - Any request for records from the public that does not cite the FOIA.
Government Information Locator Service (GILS) - An automated on-line card catalog of publicly accessible information.
Glomar Response - A reply that neither confirms nor denies the existence or nonexistence of the requested record.
Initial Denial Authority (IDA) - Persons in authorized positions that may withhold records.
Partial Denial - A decision to withhold part of a requested record.
Public Interest - The interest in obtaining official information that sheds light on how an agency performs its statutory duties and informs citizens about what their government is doing.
Reading Room - A place where the public may inspect and copy, or have copied, releasable records.
Records - The products of data compilation, such as all books, papers, maps, and photographs, machine readable materials inclusive of those in electronic form or format, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by an agency of the U.S. Government under Federal Law in connection with the transaction of public business and in the agency's possession and control at the time the FOIA request is made. Records include notes, working papers, and drafts.
Redact - To remove nonreleasable material.