2021 NDAA Lobbying Disclosures

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking #

20-F-108

20-AC-0051-A1

20-F-108

Due June 2, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the 2021's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Department of Defense proposed a draft change to Section 1041 "CLARIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES WITH RESPECT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BY CERTAIN OFFICERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT" Source:
https://fas.org/man/eprint/ndaa-2021-prop/03062020-bill.pdf.

Therefore, we request, under the Freedom of Information Act, documents prepared in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs for the 2021 NDAA including changes to Section 1041

We request any communication received by your office by outside vendors, contractors, and non-government agencies related to the 2021 NDAA.
We request internal discussion in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs for Section 1041 of the 2021 NDAA.
We request any internal discussion about the 2021 NDAA with external government agencies, specifically related to Section 1041 of the NDAA. Please be aware that this provision has been previously amended in the 2018 NDAA, so responsive records may be in previous years of the NDAA. (source: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2810/text)

We request that you search the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs but do not limit your search to just that office.

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If any of the material covered by this request has been destroyed or removed, please provide all surrounding documentation including, but not limited to, a description of the action taken regarding the materials and justification for those actions taken. For any documents or portions you deny due to a specific FOIA exemption, please provide a Vaughn Index (Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820, 827 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1974)), including a detailed justification of your grounds for claiming such exemption and explanation of why the exemption is relevant to the document or portion of the document withheld.

To the extent that some documents may be exempt under 5 U.S.C. §552 (b), we request that you release you segregate non-responsive documents and release the rest.

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,

Freddy Martinez

Policy Analyst
Open The Government

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dear Freddy Martinez,

Case Number 20-F-1083 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 20-F-1083.
Regards,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dear Freddy Martinez,
The status of your FOIA request #20-F-1083 has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

https://pal.whs.mil

Sincerely,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good Morning Mr. Martinez,

Please find attached both FOIA Request (20-F-1083) which has been received in our office on May 13, 2020, as well as our office's interim response. Please refer to your assigned case number 20-F-1083 in all future correspondences. If you have any questions or wish to narrow the scope of this request, to potentially expedite our response, please feel free to contact me directly.

Respectfully,

Raymond Hartwick

Government Information Specialist

For Stephen Fisher, on behalf of

Stephanie L. Carr

Chief, Office of Freedom of Information

OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0432

Raymond.j.hartwick.ctr@mail.mil

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From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dear Freddy Martinez,
The status of your Appeal Command request #'20-AC-0051-A1' has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

https://pal.whs.mil

Sincerely,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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