Agency Records [Aeronautics and Space] Law and Legal Definition

According to 14 CFR 1206.101 (a) [Title 14 Aeronautics and Space; Chapter V National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Part 1206 Availability of Agency Records to Members of the Public; Subpart 1 Basic Policy], the term Agency records or records means “any information that would be an Agency record subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when maintained by NASA in any format, including an electronic format. Such information includes all books, papers, maps, photographs, or other documentary materials made or received by NASA in pursuance of Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved by NASA as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities or because of the informational value of data contained therein. It does not include tangible objects or articles, such as structures, furniture, paintings, sculptures, exhibits, models, vehicles or equipment; library or museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes; or records of another agency, a copy of which may be in NASA's possession.”