To get information under the FOIA typically you must make a FOIA request. Now this is a
written request in which you describe the information you want and the format you want
it in in as much detail as possible. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies
to do research for you to analyze data or answer written questions or to create records
in response to your request. Finally, you should know that the FOIA requires that federal agencies
release certain information automatically without the need for you to make a request.
So before you send in that FOIA request it's a good idea to look at agency websites first
and see what's already available online.