FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor - Oregon)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Oregon of Oregon.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

* All the information about the plan FirstNet sent to the Governor's Office in late September and your state's response to FirstNet or the First Responder Network Authority.
* Any requests by state officials for access to inspect national FirstNet contracts and MOUs with AT&T.

As background for responding to this request, FirstNet is a organization within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration established in 2012 for the sole purpose of setting up a nationwide cellular network that first responders can use. Earlier this year, FirstNet signed a deal with AT&T this year and in September submitted a plan to all 50 states for the rollout of this network. States have 90 days to either opt in to the plan (binding them to AT&T for 25 years) or develop an alternative plan of their own, with no response opting the state into the AT&T plan.

There is more information on FirstNet and the proposal process available at the following article:

http://m.urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december

As well as on FirstNet’s webiste: https://www.firstnet.gov

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Office of the Governor - Oregon

Hi Michael,

The Office of the Governor has received your public records request for "*All the information about the plan FirstNet sent to the Governor's Office in late September and your state's response to FirstNet or the First Responder Network Authority. *Any requests by state officials for access to inspect national FirstNet contracts and MOUs with AT&T."

It is our office policy that all public records requests are submitted using the online public records request form<http://www.oregon.gov/gov/media/Pages/Make-a-Public-Records-Request.aspx>. Every request made through the form is listed on our website in a Public Records Log, available here: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/media/Pages/Public-Records-Log.aspx. The Governor's Office receives many public records requests and therefore uses this online system to track them.

For this request, I have entered your information, but for future requests, please use the form linked above.

I have begun gathering records responsive to your request, and will be in touch.
Thanks,
Emily

Emily Matasar
Government Accountability Attorney
Office of Governor Kate Brown
(503) 986-3492

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Your Public Records Request
Submitted: 1/30/2018 12:43:51 PM

Name Michael Morisy
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Address Dept. 47528411A Highland Ave., MA SomervilleUnited States
Phone (617) 299-1832
Email requests@muckrock.com
Describe your request To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:* All the information about the plan FirstNet sent to the Governor's Office in late September and your state's response to FirstNet or the First Responder Network Authority.* Any requests by state officials for access to inspect national FirstNet contracts and MOUs with AT&T.As background for responding to this request, FirstNet is a organization within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration established in 2012 for the sole purpose of setting up a nationwide cellular network that first responders can use. Earlier this year, FirstNet signed a deal with AT&T this year and in September submitted a plan to all 50 states for the rollout of this network. States have 90 days to either opt in to the plan (binding them to AT&T for 25 years) or develop an alternative plan of their own, with no response opting the state into the AT&T plan.There is more information on FirstNet and the proposal process available at the following article:http://m.urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-decemberAs well as on FirstNet’s webiste: https://www.firstnet.govThe requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.Sincerely,Michael Morisy

From: Office of the Governor - Oregon

Hi Michael,

In gathering records responsive to your request, I realized I am not entirely clear what records you are seeking. Could you please confirm that the first bullet in your request is requesting 1) the State Plan provided to Oregon by FirstNet pursuant to Section 6302(e) of the Middle Cass Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, and 2) the Oregon Governor's correspondence to FirstNet informing FirstNet of the Governor's decision to opt-in to that plan?

Thank you,
Emily

Emily Matasar
Government Accountability Attorney
Office of Governor Kate Brown
(503) 986-3492

From: Office of the Governor - Oregon

Hi Michael,

Having not heard back from you for at least 60 days about your January 23, 2018, public records request since my email seeking clarification dated February 2, 2018 (below), state law requires that I close the request (see ORS 192.329(4)). If you decide you still want the records, please submit a new request using our online form<http://www.oregon.gov/gov/media/Pages/Make-a-Public-Records-Request.aspx>. Of course, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.
Thanks,
Emily

Emily Matasar
Government Accountability Attorney
Office of Governor Kate Brown
(503) 986-3492

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