AFGHAN INFO database

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-00234-15
Est. Completion None
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Withdrawn

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The entire AFGHAN INFO database. According to U.S. Aid: "The Afghan Info database, enabled to track performance indicators in addition to activity inputs and outputs, will be the basis for contributing to other regular, on-going reporting exercises and to the many ad-hoc requests for performance analysis that are a constant element of the environment of high profile programs." [http://www.usaid.gov/afghanistan/performance-monitoring-plan]

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 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Smith, Pamela

June 24, 2015
Dear Mr. Beryl C.D. Lipton,
Attached is an acknowledgement letter assigning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) number to your request.  You will be notified shortly of the assigned Government Information Specialist that will be processing this FOIA request.  If you have questions, please contact us on 202 712-0960 or by e-mail at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Pamela A. Smith
USAID
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division
M"oving Development Forward

From: Smith, Pamela

June 26, 2015
Dear Mr. Lipton:
This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), dated on June 23, 2015.  Specifically, you requested the entire AFGHAN INFO database.
Your request has been assigned to Nakia Scott.  You may contact Nakia by phone on (202) 712-5572 or by email at
nascott@usaid.gov , and refer to the subject-referenced case number in your correspondence.  If additional information is required to assist USAID search for responsive records, the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request will contact you. Thank you for your patience and interest in USAID. Pamela A. Smith Government Information Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: Nakia Scott

Good morning Mr. Lipton -

I communicated with a project manager in our Office of Afghanistan and
Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) regarding your request for the entire Afghan
"database". The source of the information you have requested is more
accurately described as a web-based system containing hundreds of thousands
of documents dating back to 2010; is not accessible to the general public
and requires a user account; contains sensitive but unclassified
information; and there are privacy concerns for individuals.

Your FOIA request mentions program reports, performance monitoring and
activities of USAID programs. Therefore, we request that you identify a
specific program(s) for the OAPA program staff to search and retrieve
records for. Please provide a response by *Wednesday, July 15, 2015*.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you
--

Nakia Scott
Senior Government Information Specialist
USAID|M|MS|IRD
PH: (202) 712-5572
*nascott@usaid.gov <nascott@usaid.gov>*

From: Nakia Scott

Good afternoon Mr. Lipton -

I'm following up with you regarding my email to narrow the scope of your
FOIA request for the entire Afghan "database". Please contact me at your
earliest convenience to resolve this issue and move forward with processing
the request.

Thank you

Nakia
--

Nakia Scott
Senior Government Information Specialist
USAID|M|MS|IRD
PH: (202) 712-5572
*nascott@usaid.gov <nascott@usaid.gov>*

From: Nakia Scott

Good afternoon Mr. Lipton -

This is my third attempt to contact you regarding your FOIA request
(F-00234-15). I communicated with a project manager in our Office of
Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) regarding your request for the
entire Afghan "database". The source of the information you have requested
is more accurately described as a web-based system containing hundreds of
thousands of documents dating back to 2010; is not accessible to the
general public and requires a user account; contains sensitive but
unclassified information; and there are privacy concerns for individuals.

Please contact me to verify that you are still interested in this FOIA
request. If I do not hear from you by *Monday August 31, 2015*, your FOIA
request will be administratively closed. Thank you.

Nakia~
--

Nakia Scott
Senior Government Information Specialist
USAID|M|MS|IRD
PH: (202) 712-5572
*nascott@usaid.gov <nascott@usaid.gov>*

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Scott,

Thank you so much for your message. I am interested in pursuing this request. I understand that the database would include potentially sensitive privacy information. I would appreciate any recommendations your office might have regarding how to proceed.

Thanks again for all of your help. I really appreciate it.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Nakia Scott

Good morning -

Is there a specific Afghanistan program that you're interested in? You
have requested program reports and performance monitoring and activities of
USAID programs. Thank you
--

Nakia Scott
Senior Government Information Specialist
USAID|M|MS|IRD
PH: (202) 712-5572
*nascott@usaid.gov <nascott@usaid.gov>*

From: Nakia Scott

Good afternoon Mr. Lipton-

In order to move forward with processing your request additional
information is required. Please identify a specific program for the OAPA
program staff to conduct a reasonable search for responsive records. If I
do not receive a response by Wednesday, September 20, 2015 your request
will be administratively closed.

Thank you
--

*Nakia Scott*
*Senior Government Information Specialist*
*USAID|M|MS|IRD*
*Ph: (202) 712-5572*
*Fx: (202) 216-3070*
*Email:* nascott@usaid.gov

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