Iowa Army National Guard Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Iowa Army National Guard of Iowa.
Tracking # FP-13-010266
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

Communications

From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request the following records:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on institutional use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this institution's use of and/or research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello:

My previous FOIA request erroneously indicated that it was a request under the Iowa public records law. This request is instead pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drone Watch

Mr. O'Haver:

Thank you for your response. Shawn Musgrave can be reached at the following:

MuckRock News
Dept MR2497
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

requests@muckrock.com

Please let me know if I can provide any further information to speed this request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Musgrave,

We're still collecting and reviewing what records we may have. Once we're done, we will need to provide the records to the National Guard Bureau, who will ultimately make the determination regarding which records may be released.

From: OHaver, Arthur D SPC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: OHaver, Arthur D SPC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Sir,

As for your FOIA request, as stated before this is a complex request. The documentation is still being collected and will be reviewed for exemptions and forwarded to the approval authority as it is completed. I thank you for your patience, please keep in mind that many separate departments located throughout the state may have these assets and will have to submit this information and it then has to be compiled and reviewed.

v/r

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: OHaver, Arthur D SPC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Sir,

As for your FOIA request, as stated before this is a complex request. The documentation is still being collected and will be reviewed for exemptions and forwarded to the approval authority as it is completed. I thank you for your patience, please keep in mind that many separate departments located throughout the state may have these assets and will have to submit this information and it then has to be compiled and reviewed. Your complex request is still #3 in the que. The National Guard FOIA reading room may have some of the information requested since many states have the same equipment, while your request is being filled you may want to look there.

v/r

SPC OHaver

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

I'm supposed to get the documents from the units after October's drill, assuming no government shutdown.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

No drill due to funding gap, so I couldn't get the records to review.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

Thank you for getting in touch. Can you clarify whether you are continuing to process the request?

-Shawn

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Drill is this weekend. I should get the records to review after that.

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From: Drone Watch

Hello,

Thanks for getting in touch. In addition to drill documents, I have also requested documents related to the unit's acquisition of UAV equipment and policies related to their use. Are you likewise processing these aspects of the request?

Best,
Shawn

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Yes. The drill issue relates only to the fact that the people who have knowledge of the relevant records are part time.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

I've got some of the documents and the remainder are coming. I will send them to the National Guard Bureau FOIA office after that since I am not authorized to release documents that require redacting.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

I haven't forgotten about you. My legal specialist is going to FOIA training next month. I hope to be able to work on my backlog then. I appreciate your patience.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: Doak, Jennifer L SSG USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Mr. Musgrave,

You have requested fee exemption. I have not received a fee exemption waiver from you. If you are still wanting to file a fee exemption please return a completed waiver. Thank you for your time and patience.

SSG Jennifer Doak
Paralegal NCO
JFHQ, RM 159
OFFICE: 515-252-4259
jennifer.l.doak4.mil@mail.mil
"A person's a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

At this point, given the extensive delay in processing the request, the fee waiver issue ought to be moot. However, I request a fee waiver on the basis of my status as a journalist who has covered unmanned aerial vehicles extensively. For examples of my work on UAVs, see:

motherboard.vice.com/tag/The+Drone+Census

This concerns a matter of interest to the public, as demonstrated not only by avid readership of my articles and considerable activism around UAV legislation nationwide, but also by congressional hearings and Inspector General reports on the same.

Please let me know if you require any additional information from me, and please provide an estimated date of completion as your are required to provide under the FOIA amendments of 2007.

Best,
Shawn

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FP-13-010266.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Kuehn, Michael A (Mike) LTC USARMY NG IAARNG (US)

Please give me a call at 515-334-2828 to discuss. I'm confused about the request. I thought this was under the Freedom of Information Act, not the Iowa Open Records Act.

Michael A. Kuehn
Lieutenant Colonel
Staff Judge Advocate

Office: 515-334-2828
FAX: 515-252-4314

Email: michael.a.kuehn2.mil@mail.mil

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