FOIA Programs

Automated Reports and Consolidated Ordering System (ARCOS)

Automated Reports and Consolidated Ordering System (ARCOS) is a data collection system in which manufacturers and distributors report their controlled substance transactions to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). ARCOS provides an acquisition/distribution transactional records of applicable activities to the DEA involving certain controlled substances, in accordance with Title 21, United States Code, Section 827 (d)(1), and Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1304.33.

This information is collected and compiled by DEA in accordance with the law for determining quota, distribution trends, internal audits, and other analysis.

Disclaimer:  Recipients should be aware, prior to use, analysis, studies, or publication of ARCOS data, the information contained in ARCOS generated reports are complete and accurate as to what was provided by DEA registrants to ARCOS in accordance with reporting requirements.  This information is susceptible to future updates and corrections, without notice, as new information is obtained.  DEA assumes no liability for analysis, conclusions or policy decisions of third parties based on internal interpretations of provided data.

ARCOS data (reporting period 2006-2016)

ARCOS data (reporting period 2000-2005)


A collection of FOIA requests received each year by the DEA.  The Logs include the request ID, received date, closed date, request description and final disposition.  Please note that the closed date and final disposition columns reflect the status as of the date the reports were produced.  Please also note that first-party requests submitted by or on behalf of individuals asking for their own records are not included in the FOIA Log.

FOIA Annual Reports

The FOIA requires each federal agency to submit an Annual Report to the Attorney General each year.  These reports contain detailed statistics on the number of requests received and processed by each agency, the time taken to respond, and the outcome of each request, as well as many other vital statistics regarding the administration of the FOIA at the DEA.

Department of Justice Annual FOIA Reports

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