AAA : Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced System, UAS

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 # FP-15-030599/FA-15-0030 ; OGIS case no. 201501199
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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-2010-0168-ALR, "Project Managers' Use of the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced System; PM, Unmanned Aircraft Systems."

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

Hi Mary -

Thank you for sending these. Please see below for the latest status on each request:

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
-I have received no correspondence from AAA for this request. I have received Angel's July 20 email and letter summarizing AAA's position on including the fee language, but nothing from AAA itself.

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
-I have received no correspondence from AAA for this request.

Thank you again for your help!

Best,
Shawn

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

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
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Shawn,

Please find attached our final response to your FOIA REQUEST

Timothy S. Hankins
U.S. Army Audit Agency
Paralegal FOIA/Privacy Officer
703.545.5881

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