2019-2020 Consolidated Counterdrug Drug Database (CCDB)

Seth Robbins filed this request with the Defense Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

FOIA-00034-2021

FOIA-0034-2021

FOIA-00034-2021

FOIA-0034-2021

FOIA-00034-2021

Due Nov. 9, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Seth Robbins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-- all data from the cocaine module of the Department Intelligence Agency's Consolidated Counterdrug Drug Database (CCDB) from 2019 to the latest date available in 2020
-- data from the Western Hemisphere 'transit zone' (including Central America, the Caribbean, eastern Pacific, and Mexico)
-- all information, if possible, should be in machine readable tabular data, such as CSV text file
-- information from this database has been released in the past, so it should be unclassified (see link: https://www.wola.org/analysis/beyond-the-narcostate-narrative-venezuela-report/)
-- any key or library information needed to understand the data set
-- if the request proves too burdensome, please provide a list of data fields to allow for the narrowing of the request.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Seth Robbins

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings,

Thank you for submitting your request to our Agency.
Attached, please find our acknowledgement letter to your request.

Thank you,
DIA FOIA Services
301-394-6253

From: Seth Robbins

Dear Brittley Timmons:

I am following up on a records request I made to the Defense Intelligence Agency. Below are the parameters of the request

-- all data from the cocaine module of the Department Intelligence Agency's Consolidated Counterdrug Drug Database (CCDB) from 2019 to the latest date available in 2020
-- data from the Western Hemisphere 'transit zone' (including Central America, the Caribbean, eastern Pacific, and Mexico)
-- all information, if possible, should be in machine readable tabular data, such as CSV text file
-- information from this database has been released in the past, so it should be unclassified (see link: https://www.wola.org/analysis/beyond-the-narcostate-narrative-venezuela-report/)
-- any key or library information needed to understand the data set
-- if the request proves too burdensome, please provide a list of data fields to allow for the narrowing of the request.

The response I received says the request is too burdensome (attached is the letter). I was wondering how I might go about narrowing the request to make it easier to fulfill. Also, it appears this data set has been provided to academics in the past, which makes me think that the data set is in a form that makes it easy to provide publicly. In fact, academics are being encouraged to use it. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0955395920300608?via%3Dihub

Any help you can provide in fulfilling this request is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Seth Robbins

Any help

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Good evening,

Please see the attached letter for an update on you request.

v/r,

Shara Coghill
Government Information Specialist
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) FAC2C

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for submitting your FOIA request with the Defense Intelligence Agency. We are experiencing significant delays in our processing times for cases and email correspondences. We sincerely apologize for the delay in processing your request. We are contacting all requesters to apologize for the delays in our processing times and to ensure that we have your accurate information for future communications. Please review the attached correspondence letter and respond to us by August 13, 2021, to let us know if there are any changes to your request.

With Warm Regards,

DIA FOIA Services
301-394-6253

From: Seth Robbins

Greetings,

Unfortunately, I didn't see this email until now. I would like to continue with the request. All the information remains the same. Is there any chance of receiving an estimated time of delivery?

Appreciatively,
Seth

From: Seth Robbins

Greetings,

Actually, I'd like to make one change to the information requested. I'd like it to include information to the latest available date in 2021. Appreciatively, Seth

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,800 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change. For future, please reference your case # FOIA 00034-2021.

Warm Regards,
FOIA Team

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our Agency! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.

DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,800 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our Agency! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.

DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,800 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change.

With Warm Regards,
DIA FOIA TEAM

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our Agency! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.

DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,800 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change. We will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible and solicit your patience and understanding.
With Warm Regards,
DIA FOIA TEAM

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our Agency! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.
DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,800 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change. We will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible and solicit your patience and understanding.

With Warm Regards,
DIA FOIA TEAM

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our Agency! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.
DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,400 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change. We will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible and solicit your patience and understanding.
With Warm Regards,
DIA FOIA TEAM

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings!
Thank you for contacting our Agency regarding case # FOIA-00034-2021! As previously indicated, please note that our processing times for cases are significantly delayed.
DIA typically processes requests in the order of receipt; our backlog currently is in excess of 1,400 requests. The time it takes to respond to a request will vary depending on the complexity of the request and the backlog of requests already pending. All parties should remember that an estimated completion date is only an estimate based on the available information at the time of making the estimate. Estimated completion dates are subject to change. We will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible and solicit your patience and understanding.

With Warm Regards,
DIA FOIA TEAM

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for submitting your request to our Agency.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,400 cases that we are actively processing
* The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

* Your request is currently in stage 2

We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes

With Warm Regards,

DIA FOIA Services

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request is currently in stage 2. There’s no change since your last inquiry.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
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From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,300 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,300 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.

V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttps:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,100 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.

V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttps:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,100 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.
V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
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301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,100 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required.
V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
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301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-0034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-0034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<https://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttps:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>>
301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:
1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 2

Important Notes:
* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,200 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA>
301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-0034-2021 is currently in stage 1. The last status update was misread, sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please be assured that the DIA is committed to processing your request as soon as possible.

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,300 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
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301-394-6253

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,300 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,

DIA FOIA Service Center
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301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,400 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.

V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings, thank you for your emails to DIA, in regards to the processing of your request.

In regards to processing times, unfortunately, the Open Government Division (IMO-2) serves as a bridge between the requester and the office with primary responsibility of the requested records. The average processing time for FOIA requests submitted to DIA, is 513 business days, from the date the request is received. Processing times are dependent on the coordination requirements, number of responsive records to review and the available resources to complete these actions. As your request is complex in nature, it is taking longer to process, however, DIA’s current priority is to process the oldest requests.

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:

* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,400 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.
V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttp:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>>
301-394-6253

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
======================================================

Greetings Mr. Robbins,

Thank you for contacting our Agency.

The review status for FOIA requests are as follows:

1. Initial Processing
2. Records Search/Review
3. Record Processing
4. Quality Control Review
5. Additional Action Required
6. Delivery to the Requester

Your request FOIA-00034-2021 is currently in stage 1

Important Notes:
* Unfortunately, we have a backlog of over 1,400 cases that we are actively processing
* Please note that each request is unique and may not need to go through every phase. Additionally, there are other factors that may impact processing. For example, processing time will increase if multiple coordination efforts are required.
* Effective 1 February 2023, the DIA FOIA Service Center will post monthly updates containing the case number and review status of all open cases. Requesters may review this spreadsheet, at their leisure, to determine the status of their FOIA request.
* We will contact you if any additional information is required and to keep you abreast of any changes.
V/R,
DIA FOIA Service Center
www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx<http://www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttp:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttp:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx%3chttp:/www.dia.mil/FOIA.aspx>
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