How OGC or OJAG is determined to be the cognizant appellate authority for a
particular FOIA appeal is determined by whether the subject matter of the appeal
falls within the following assignment of responsibilities:
includes: Business and commercial law aspects of acquisition; military sealift;
civilian personnel; comptroller; information systems; intellectual property;
foreign military sales; and environmental matters.
includes in addition to military matters, all matters except those falling under
Appellate Authority within OGC
Although there have been delegations of authority to the Principal Deputy
General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel, currently the Deputy General
Counsel decides most FOIA appeals within the cognizance of the General Counsel.
Appellate Authority within OJAG
Though there have been delegations of authority to the Assistant Judge Advocate
General (Civil Law), the Principal Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General, and
the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (General Litigation Division),
presently the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (General Litigation
Division) decides most FOIA appeals under the cognizance of the Judge Advocate
FOIA Appeals Presentation.