ACCESS: Automated Comparison and Clustering of Entity Signatures

Scriven King filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
Tracking # ONR FOIA 13-069
Status
Completed

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From: Scriven King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all UNCLASSIFIED documents, correspondence, and reports pertaining to your office's involvement in or discussions about ACCESS: Automated Comparison and Clustering of Entity Signatures.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Scriven King

From: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Scriven King
DEPT MR 5704
PO Box 55819
Boston MA 02205-5819

SUBJECT: YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE DON 2013F041378

Dear Mr. King:

This acknowledges receipt of your May 22, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in which you seek the following information, "Any and all Unclassified documents, correspondence and reports pertaining to office's involvement with ACCESS."

Your request was received by this office on May 29, 2013 and assigned case file number DON2013F041378. Your request has been placed in our queue for processing.

If you have any questions, please contact our service center at (202) 685‐0412.

Sincerely,
M. Phyllis Shaw
Senior PA/FOIA Program Analyst
Team Chief & DON FOIA Requester Service Center
OPNAV/SECNAV Privacy/Freedom of Information Program Office

From: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Scriven King
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5704
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Scriven:

SUBJECT: YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE DON2013F041378

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 22, 2013. Your FOIA request was received in our office on May 29, 2013.

Based on the information provided in your request, we are unable to conduct a search. In accordance with the Department of the Navy's FOIA regulations (32 CFR 701.8 (a)(1)), a requester is required to describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable an employee familiar with the subject area of the request to locate responsive records with a reasonable amount of effort. Your request does not comply with this requirement.

Please be advised that the Department of the Navy is not equipped to conduct a text search based on the name of a contractor. Instead, information of this nature is maintained by individual commands throughout the Department of the Navy, and without additional information linking the records you are seeking to a specific Navy activity, we cannot conduct a search. Useful information includes the name of the Navy activity that issued a contract, or a Navy contract number. Navy contract numbers begin with the letter "N" followed by a five-digit number. That five digit number enables this office to locate the Navy activity that owns the contract, and request for that activity to search its files.

In accordance with 32 CFR 701.8 (a)(2)(c), we will not proceed further with your request until we receive additional clarification from you. If we do not hear from you within 20 workdays of the date of this letter, we will assume you are no longer interested in this matter and close our file on your request.

If you have any questions, please contact our FOIA service center at (202) 685-0412.

Sincerely,
M. Phyllis Shaw
Senior PA/FOIA Program Analyst
Team Chief & DON FOIA Requester Service Center
OPNAV/SECNAV Privacy/Freedom of Information Program Office

From: Scriven King

Sorry about the lack of details. Here's what I have:

Contract:N00014-09-M-0439

Many thanks in advance.

Scriven King

From: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Scriven King
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5704
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. King:

SUBJECT: YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE DON2013F041378

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 22, 2013. Your request was received in our office on May 29, 2013.

We have determined that the information you are seeking may be maintained by the Chief of Naval Research (ONR) located at 875 North Randolph Street, Room 627, Arlington, VA 22203-1995. Therefore, we have forwarded your request to that official for action and direct response to you.

Questions regarding the action that our office has taken during the initial processing of your request may be directed to
(202) 685-0412. For questions regarding the current status of your request please contact a FOIA Coordinator at ONR directly at (703) 696-4006.

Sincerely,
M. Phyllis Shaw
Senior PA/FOIA Program Analyst
Team Chief & DON FOIA Requester Service Center
OPNAV/SECNAV Privacy/Freedom of Information Program Office

From: Winters, Leroy CTR ONRA 00CC, 00CC

Mr. King:

Attached is our response to your FOIA request for a copy of the above mentioned contract.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance.

v/r
LEROY WINTERS, JR.
Senior FOIA Analyst
Global Systems and Strategies
Office of Naval Research
703-696-4006

From: Scriven King

Sir,

The site I'm making this request for and through is Muckrock.com. When a request is approved, the FOIA information is shared publicly via the site at no charge. I have absolutely zero commercial interests in this request and am merely attempting to acquire information that is publicly available and to distribute it to the public for free. I am not an employee of Muckrock.com nor am I partner or principal. The site is merely a conduit for my request.

Scriven King

From: Scriven King

I'm writing to check on the status of my request. Many thanks in advance.

Scriven King

From: Scriven King

I'm writing to check on the status of my request ONE 13-069. Many thanks in advance.

Scriven King

From: Winters, Leroy CTR ONRA 00CC, 00CC

Mr. King:

I copy of the contract you requested along with its 2 amendments have been forwarded to the holder of the contract for review and possible release. I am awaiting their response.

Please give me a call if you have any additional questions.

LEROY WINTERS, JR.
Senior FOIA Analyst
Global Systems and Strategies
Office of Naval Research
703-696-4006

From: Winters, Leroy CTR ONRA 00CC, 00CC

Sir,

Could you please give me a call concerning your request or forward me a phone number to call you?

Thanks in advance.

LEROY WINTERS, JR.
Senior FOIA Analyst
Global Systems and Strategies
Office of Naval Research
703-696-4006

From: Scriven King

I'll accept clearly releasable documents.

Scriven King

From: Winters, Leroy CTR ONRA 00CC, 00CC

Mr. King:

Attached is our final response to your FOIA request (Case # 13-069) to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for information on ONR Contract N00014-09-M-0439.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Thanks in advance.

LEROY WINTERS, JR.
Senior FOIA Analyst
Global Systems and Strategies
Office of Naval Research
703-696-4006

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