Army Futures Command HQ Bid (Mayor's Office)

T.J. Kenney filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA .
Multi Request Army Futures Command HQ Bid
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From: T.J. Kenney


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to the U.S. Army's request for proposals for the site of its Futures Command headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Futures Command bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Futures Command-related expenditures from August 1st, 2017 to the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

T.J. Kenney

From: Mayor's Office

Good Morning T. J.:

The City of Boston has received your request for public records. The City
will review your request to determine whether any records exist and will
provide a response once that review is complete.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

publicrecords@boston.gov

From: T.J. Kenney

Hello, could I get an estimated completion date please? Will it be complete this month (June)?

From:

I am out of the office. For immediate response, please call (617)
635-4461 or email Samantha Ormsby at Samantha.Ormsby@boston.gov.

Thank you,
Laura

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Laura K. Oggeri

Chief Communications Officer

Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461 (w), 617-980-9739 (c)
Notice: This email is subject to the MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law
<https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>
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From: Mayor's Office

Good Morning T. J.:

Please find enclosed the document responsive to your request. Government
records custodians are permitted to redact or withhold portions of public
records, so long as a specific exemption to the law is cited. *See* G. L.
c. 4, § 7 (26). Portions of the record responsive to your request contains
information that is exempt from disclosure.

Four (4) paragraphs have been redacted from this document, pursuant to the
public safety exemption to the public records law. G. L. c. 4, § 7 (26)
(n). The purpose of exemption (n) is to permit a records custodian to
redact or withhold information that could be useful to a terrorist. The
redacted portion is from a portion of the enclosed document that was
prepared by the City of Boston for the U.S. Department of Defense. The
redacted document is entitled: "*Supplemental Response to Questions for
Army Futures Command HQ in Boston Prepared by the City of Boston." *The
redacted information contains information provided in response to the
following question in this supplemental response document:

What is the emergency response timeline and capabilities during a
suspected terrorist incident? Can you provide an average response
time for EMS assets to locations within your city?

The Massachusetts Supervisor of Records explained a records custodian must
demonstrate “how disclosure of [a] responsive record is ‘likely to
jeopardize public safety or cyber security’ as required by Exemption (n).”
*See* SPR18/148 Determination of the Supervisor of Records (February 16,
2018). The redacted portions are exempt from disclosure pursuant to
exemption (n) of the public records law. Disclosure of the content of the
redacted portion would provide emergency response information related
specifically to a suspected terrorist incident. Disclosure of the redacted
portion would expose operational details that could be used by a terrorist
and would jeopardize the security of the City. There is no segregable
portion of the redacted portion of the record to provide.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

publicrecords@boston.gov

From: T.J. Kenney

Thanks for the help. I do not intend to appeal those exemptions, so you can close this one out.

From: Mayor's Office

Good Morning T.J.:

Thank you so much for following up with me.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

publicrecords@boston.gov

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