Agreements re: Switchblade acquisition

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the U.S. Army Materiel Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-126
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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:

All agreements/contracts/invoices related to the acquisition of AeroVironment's Switchblade (https://www.avinc.com/uas/adc/switchblade/). It's been reported that at least two contracts have been signed with AeroVironment (http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130212/DEFREG02/302120017/U-S-Army-Wants-More-Switchblades?odyssey=nav|head).

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: USARMY Redstone Arsenal USAMC Mailbox FOIA

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Electronically Sent: AMCIO-IAR May 13, 2015

MuckRock News
ATTN: Beryl C.D. Lipton
DEPT MR 17925
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

SUBJECT: FOIA Request (FOIA Reference Number: FP-15-018514/FA-15-0036)

Dear Mr. Lipton:

This letter formally responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting all agreements/contract/invoices related to the acquisition of AeroVironment's Switchblade. Your FOIA request reference number is FP-15-018514/FA-15-0036. Please refer to this reference number when corresponding with this office concerning your request.

The HQ AMC FOIA office is not the owner of the requested records; therefore, I'm referring your request to the Redstone Arsenal (RSA) Garrison that has purview for the information that you are requesting. The Redstone Arsenal (RSA) Garrison contact information is:

Redstone Arsenal (RSA) Garrison
ATTN: IMSE-ASO, Room A208, (FOIA-Charmaine Howwell)
4488 Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
Phone: 256-876-6360, FOIA Email: charmaine.howell@us.army.mil

Upon receipt of your request, the RSA Office will advise you how they will process your request. Additionally, they may refer your request ot the appropriate subcomponent to revie, make a release determination, and provide a formal response to you.

Thank you for your time. If you need further assistance from this office, please call or e-mail me at Gregory.d.turner12.civ@mail.mil or call me at (256) 450-7061.

Very Respectfully,

Gregory D. Turner
HQ AMC G6, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Request Officer (FOIA/PA)
4400 Martin Road, Redstone Arsenal, Al 35898
Phone: 256-450-7061, DSN: 320-7061, Fax: 256-450-8812

FOIA Email: usarmy.redstone.usamc.mbx.foia@mail.mil
NIPR Email: Gregory.d.turner12.civ@mail.mil
SIPR Email: Gregory.d.turner12.civ@mail.smil.mil

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Howell, Charmaine T CIV USARMY USAG (US)

Charmaine Howell
Lead FOIA/PA Specialist
Records Management
Government Information Specialist
charmaine.howell@us.army.mil
256-876-6360
RSA/DHR - Administrative Services Division

"Let Us know how we are doing, put it on ICE"
https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=513

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Howell,

Thank you very much for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: U.S. Army Materiel Command

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Howell, Charmaine T CIV USARMY USAG (US)

Good Morning:

This a referral and revised response to the requestor annotating the information as to where Mr. Lipton's request is being sent.

Thank you,

Charmaine Howell
Lead FOIA/PA Specialist
Records Management
Government Information Specialist
charmaine.howell@us.army.mil
256-876-6360
RSA/DHR - Administrative Services Division

"Let Us know how we are doing, put it on ICE"
https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=513

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Howell,

Thank you very much for your letter. I will follow up with the appropriate agencies.

Have a lovely evening,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This FOIA request has been forwarded to your offices for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: U.S. Army Materiel Command

A no responsive documents response.

From: Jones, Roslyn (DCMAW-L)

Mr. Lipton,

Attached please find this Agency's response to your Freedom of Information Act request. This response is also being sent to you via U.S. Regular mail.

Sincerely,

Roslyn C. Jones

Paralegal Specialist/ Freedom of

Information Act Manager

Western Regional Command

Tel: 310-900-6219

Fax: 310-900-6229

Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail contains unclassified information that may be withheld from the public because disclosure would cause foreseeable harm to an interest protected by one or more of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemptions 2 through 9 identified in 5 USC 552(b). Access to this e-mail by anyone other than the intended addressee is unauthorized and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, any review, disclosure, copying, distribution, or retention of the same is strictly prohibited and also may violate statutory and regulatory requirements. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify the sender.

From: U.S. Army Materiel Command

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: U.S. Army Materiel Command

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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