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HSEMA FOIA Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer is the principal point of contact within the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.  The HSEMA FOIA Officer is listed below:

FOIA Officer
Whitney Bowen, Executive Secretariat
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE , 2nd Floor
Washington , DC 20032
Phone: (202) 481-3188
Fax: (202) 715-7288

How to Make a Request

FOIA requests may be submitted orally or in writing. If the request is written, the envelope or email subject line shall prominently be marked "FOIA Request." The FOIA Officer may ask that an oral request be reduced to writing if the requested records are not customarily made available by the public body.  For more information on how to file a FOIA request, as well as general information regarding FOIA law, click here to visit the District Government’s FOIA page.

District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Traffic Camera Feed Requests

HSEMA has access to DDOT CCTV traffic feeds to increase situational awareness during emergencies. 

Any individuals or groups seeking access to DDOT CCTV footage from one or more of the cameras listed below can do so by submitting a FOIA request as described above. 

View List of DDOT Cameras as of January 2014

NOTE:  Camera feeds are automatically cleared every ten (10) calendar days including weekends and holidays.  For example, footage captured on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. is cleared on January 30, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. The Agency recommends submitting FOIA requests as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that the request can be filled. 

Commonly Requested Documents

Listed below are several public documents and information available from HSEMA that do not require the submission of a formal FOIA request.  This information is updated on a regular basis and is current: