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Category: DOD Reports, Data, FOIA & General Information
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The Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office releases an Annual Suicide Report to serve as the official source of annual suicide counts and unadjusted rates for DOD and a means by which to increase transparency and accountability for DOD efforts toward the prevention of suicide.

DSPO also releases quarterly reports that summarize suicide counts and annual rates for the Active Component, Reserves, and National Guard.

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The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency works to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. The DPAA website contains Information about its current efforts and publicly available data on identification and recovery, as well as those who remain unaccounted for.

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The Department of Defense maintains a list of recipients of the top three DOD and military service valor awards, as well as contact information for each military service awards and decoration branch. Please contact the appropriate military service awards and decorations branch for additional information about service-specific awards.

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The data contained in these Defense Casualty Analysis System reports are used by DOD organizations, external government agencies, both houses of Congress, the President, the news media, and the general public. The data contained in this site can be used to understand trends in casualties as they relate to terrain, advances in medicine, the advent of better technology that has enhanced the safety of the war fighter, or the challenges brought about by new threats.

DCAS is an application maintained by the Defense Manpower Data Center, or DMDC. The data that DCAS contains is provided from multiple sources, the primary source being that of the military services themselves.



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The Defense Manpower Data Center website provides various personnel strength accounting reports.

Data, Research and Statistics provided by Military OneSource connect you to important information about the military community, including survey results, infographics, research reports, and demographic profiles. If you have an interest in quality-of-life and force readiness issues, check back often for the latest research from the Department of Defense.

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Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, has provided the public the right to request access to records from any Federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions that protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

Information on the Department of Defense FOIA program, including FOIA reporting and resources for submitting a FOIA request, is found on the department's Open Government website:

Additional helpful FOIA information:

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The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the federal government. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.

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