Entity: Department of Defense

News Roundup: DeVos, Mnuchin, Barr Testify in Congress

April 12, 2019
This week was packed with high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, with some contentious results.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications Regarding Contracting with Freedom Aviation

April 3, 2019
FOIA to the DOD's Defense Logistics Agency seeking records with key terms likely to be related to a contract with Freedom Aviation, a company owned by Liberty University.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications with Freedom Aviation, Jerry Falwell Jr., and Liberty University

April 3, 2019
FOIA to the DOD's Defense Logistics Agency seeking communications with Freedom Aviation, Jerry Falwell Jr. or Liberty University in light of reports that a company owned by Liberty University received a lucrative jet fuel contract from DLA.

No Records Response from United States Army Corps of Engineers Regarding Ballard Partners Communications

March 26, 2019
The United States Army Corps of Engineers stated that the Office of the Inspector General had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with the Trump-connected lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

Where Are the Notes Acting Secretary Shanahan Consulted During His 2017 Confirmation Hearing?

March 18, 2019
The Defense Department is continuing to insist that it has no records of prepared talking points, despite video of then–deputy secretary nominee Patrick Shanahan consulting notes during his questioning.

No Records Response from DOD Regarding Deputy Secretary Shanahan’s Confirmation Hearing Talking Points

March 13, 2019
No records response from the Defense Department regarding talking points prepared for the confirmation of Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. American Oversight received a second no records response on March 13, 2019 following an appeal we filed on February 11, 2019.

FOIA to DOD Requesting Agency Communications with Ginni Thomas

March 13, 2019
FOIA to Department of Defense requesting email communications between high-ranking agency officials and Ginni Thomas, spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Investigating the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Sell Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

March 12, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests across the administration to find out more about Trump administration appointees' push to sell U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017

FOIA to DOD Requesting Communications with White House Officials

March 12, 2019
FOIA to DOD requesting the email communications of Acting Secretary Shanahan and his aides with White House officials Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and John Bolton.