Office of Information Counsel

The Office of Information Counsel (OIC) is the DoD Office of General Counsel section dedicated to the practice of information law.  Among other areas, the OIC staff provides DoD-wide legal advice and assistance on a variety of information law areas, including the Freedom of Information Act; privacy; civil liberties; records management; rulemaking; public affairs; collections of information; and litigation support, inquiries, and investigations.  This practice area generally encompasses legal support concerning the creation, collection, use, maintenance, retention, safeguarding, disclosure of data and records.