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Open Government, FOIA, and CCTV

Open Government Material

The District is committed to a transparent, open form of government. District agency websites are required to make certain records available online to the public, if those records exist. In cases where these records exist but are not yet available online, agencies are working to provide them as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Officer listed below.

·         Public Employee Salary Information (Please note that this is the complete listing of District employees. Agency designation is located in column two.)

·         HSEMA’s FY14 Budget

·         HSEMA’s FY15 Budget

·         P Card Purchases

·         Awarded Contracts

·         HSEMA Organizational Chart

·         HSEMA Performance Plans

·         Submit feedback using Ask the Director

·         District-wide FOIA Reports

·         Information Regarding HSEMA Grant Funding

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
HSEMA
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE , 2nd Floor
Washington , DC 20032
hsema.execsec@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 481-3188
Fax: (202) 715-7288

How to Make a FOIA 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 manages DDOT CCTV traffic feeds to increase situational awareness during emergencies. 

Any individual or group seeking access to DDOT CCTV footage from one or more of the cameras listed below can do so by submitting a request to the FOIA Officer listed 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 your request as soon as possible to increase the likelihood your request can be filled.