AAA : Assessment of Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Army Audit Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2015-11
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All final reports from A-1999-0389-FFB, "Audit of Mission Critical Weapon Systems--Year 2000; Assessment of Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Ofc of PEO for Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors," published 17-Aug-99.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered drones extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on drones on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics including drones and other matters pertaining to national security and technologies:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I am willing to pay fees up to $25. 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please confirm that the below FOIA was received, and provide a tracking number. Please also confirm that I have been classified as a media requester for the purpose of fees.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, 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 June 25, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Mary Gastner

Shawn,

We've received a response from the Army about your requests. Here are the tracking numbers and/or current status:

FOIA #1: July 27, 2015; Request for final reports from A-2013-0020-ALA, Time Sensitive Issue Audit of Aviation Requirements-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Published Dec 4, 2012.
Case number: FP-15-030597/FA-15-0029

FOIA #2: July 27, 2015; Request for all final reports from A-2010-0168-ALR, "Project mangers' use of the property book unit supply enhanced system; PM, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Case number: FP-15-030599/FA-15-0030

FOIA #3 and #4 (requests for the assessment of hunter unmanned aerial vehicle and audit of funding for unmanned aerial vehicle systems have been processed and are closed.) Army said you should be getting a response from AAA soon of these.

I'm working with two different people- one at Army and one at AAA to try to get the tracking numbers for requests #3 and #4. Have you received correspondence for both #1 and #2?

I'll let you know as soon as I hear.

-Kate

Kate Gastner, Facilitator
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road (OGIS)
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(202)741-5783
toll-free (877)684-6448
mary.gastner@nara.gov
web site: ogis.archives.gov
blog: blogs.archives.gov/foiablog

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Hankins -

I have yet to receive any acknowledge or a tracking number for the below request for the assessment of the Hunter UAV system. Please advise, or I will have no option but to submit an appeal for constructive denial of this FOIA request.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

I still have yet to receive any correspondence from AAA FOIA staff on the status of this request. Please advise immediately.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Mary Gastner

Shawn

Attached is what I was able to get for you so far. Each letter has the tracking number in the last sentence. AAA said sent them to the email addresses associated with the requests. I'm still working on the "All final reports from A-1999-0506AMA- Audit of Funding for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems, published June 23, 1999. Two of the letters say the reports are enclosed, I didn't get copies with them, otherwise I would send them along as well.

-Kate

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Hankins -

Per the attached, which was provided by Ms. Gastner from OGIS, you claim to have fulfilled request #2015-11. I do not have the documents responsive to this request. Please provide them immediately, as well as a copy of the correspondence by which you claim to have fulfilled request #2015-11, if it was via electronic correspondence.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Hankins -

Please acknowledge this request.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Hankins, Timothy S CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

I hope by now that you are aware that this matter is considered closed in this office. Also OGIS has so been informed. Thank you for contacting the U.S. Army Audit Agency.

TIMOTHY S. HANKINS
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal/FOIA/PA Officer

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Hankins -

I do, indeed, have documents you sent to OGIS so informing them. However, I have yet to receive the responsive documents from AAA. In fact, per my records I have yet to receive so much as an acknowledgement from your office. I have indicated as much to you on several occasions (see the below email thread).

Please resend.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Greiner-Lee, Tracy Louise CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

My name is Tracy Greiner-Lee and I am Mr. Hankins immediate supervisor. This email is an acknowledgement that AAA has received your request. Although we have sent these audit reports to you in the past, we will reopen your request and send them to you again. Again, as stated in previous emails, one of the audits that you requested does not exist in our system of records (I'm not sure which one because I am teleworking today). Because it does not exist, Mr. Hankins sent you an audit report on a similar subject matter to the one that you requested. We will again send the alternate report in lieu of the one that does not exist in our records.

We will email you the audit reports that you requested within 10 working days. Is this the email to which we should respond?

Respectfully,

Tracy L. Greiner-Lee, Esq.
Deputy Counsel
U.S. Army Audit Agency
6000 6th Street, Bldg 1464
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703.545.5880
Fax: 703.806.1195

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Yes, please correspond with this email address.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Greiner-Lee, Tracy Louise CIV USARMY HQDA AAA (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find the final response to your FOIA request. Please send an email verifying that you have received it.

As a reminder, please email or mail your requests to Mr. Hankins as we no longer accept requests by fax.

Respectfully,

Tracy L. Greiner-Lee, Esq.
Deputy Counsel
U.S. Army Audit Agency
6000 6th Street, Bldg 1464
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703.545.5880
Fax: 703.806.1195

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and may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act,
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retain or disseminate this message or any attachment. If you have received
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