Drone Contracts between ASU and BAE Systems, et al

Drone Watch filed this request with the Arizona State University of Arizona.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

A full copy of all contracts and written agreements regarding unmanned aircraft systems development between Arizona State University and the following companies:

BAE Systems
Advanced Ceramics
Raytheon
Boeing Co.

and any other firms involved with unmanned aircraft systems.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: "Jose Cardenas (General Counsel)" <jcardenas@asu.edu>

I will be out of the office February 15 thru February 17. I will be checking e-mail as best I can. If you need immediate assistance, please dial 480-965-4550, the main line at the Office of General Counsel. Thank you.

From: Suzanne Copeland <Suzanne.Copeland@asu.edu>

Mr. Nash:

Our office is collecting and reviewing documents regarding your public records request to Arizona State University regarding unmanned aircraft systems development.

Can you tell us if you have a specific time period for the requested information? For example, 'documents regarding unmanned aircraft systems development during the years 2008-2011.' Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Suzanne C. Copeland
Administrative Associate
Office of General Counsel
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 877405
Tempe, AZ 85287-7405
(480) 965-4553 direct phone
(480) 965-0984 fax

From: Tom Nash

Hello Ms. Copeland,

If it were possible to see the first contracts and any that were issued from 2008-2012 that would be appreciated.

Thanks

Tom

From: Suzanne Copeland <Suzanne.Copeland@asu.edu>

Mr. Nash:

I didn't intend to imply that there are "first contracts" and later contracts but I am merely inquiring if there were a specific time period to focus the search. Do you have a specific time period for your request?

Suzanne C. Copeland
Administrative Associate
Office of General Counsel
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 877405
Tempe, AZ  85287-7405
(480) 965-4553 direct phone
(480) 965-0984 fax
 
 

From: Tom Nash

Hi Ms. Copeland,

I am most interested in the more recent contracts from 2008 to the present but am also hoping to see at least when the various relationships began if they don't fall within that time period.

Thanks

Tom

From: Tom Nash

Hi Suzanne,

Any update on where this request stands?

Thanks

Tom

From: Arizona State University

From: Suzanne Copeland

Mr. Nash:

Our apologies for the late response. We have had a number of staff changes over the past several months.

Attached is a pdf of documents responsive to your public records request. There is no charge to you for this request.

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