Requesting Restricted Products
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or marked as containing "controlled unclassified information." Under 31 U.S.C. §716(e), when an agency provides
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Press and Public Requesters
Members of the press or the public should file a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA). You can
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Federal Government Requesters
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contractors must be submitted through their government sponsor.
GAO may also request that a memorandum is provided, signed by a senior agency official, in order to obtain
a copy of a restricted product for official use.