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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Freedom of Information Act

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If you have a FOIA request that relates to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), please submit your requests to our FOIA electronic mailbox.

ALL other FOIA related information, as it relates to the Department may be accessed at the VA’s FOIA web site.  Please read all applicable sections, including but not limited to; “How to Submit a Request”, “Fee Information”, and “How to appeal a FOIA request.”  FOIA information as it relates to the VA is also contained in a downloadable Requesters Reference Guide.


VA maintains a collection of documents that are available electronically on the Internet.  These public records include VA statements of policy, staff manuals, as well as high-profile records that have been previously requested by another member of the public and are likely to become the subject of another FOIA request.  It is likely that the information you seek has already been made available on the VA FOIA reading room.

You may view an index of records that have already been requested by members of the public via the VA FOIA Reading Room’s Frequently Requested Records section.


The OSDBU FOIA contact is Ms. Karen Zhussanbay.  Access a complete listing of the VA’s FOIA points of contacts and FOIA electronic mailbox addresses on the VA FOIA web site.

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