Air National Guard Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Air National Guard of the United States of America.
Tracking # J-13-0054
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on institutional use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this institution's use of and/or research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Air National Guard

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

I have seen confirmation from the DoD Freedom of Information Policy Office that this request has been "CLOSED" with regard to Departmental Level Interest.

The spreadsheet released by DFOIPO is here: https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/07/revealed-95-foia-requests-flagged-pentagon-approval

Please provide an updated date of delivery, as it is my interpretation that this indicates responsive documents have been approved for release.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Guard Bureau

Good Afternoon,

We are showing that request #J-13-0054 was closed on 20 May 13 without any records located and notification was provided to you along with appeal rights. According to my records, an appeal was filed as DFIPO Case #13-AC-00551-A1. This appeal is currently under the purview of that office and they can provide you with an update of the status.

Feel free to call me at the number below if you have any questions or concerns. Have a good day!

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #J-13-0054.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Afternoon,

We are showing that request #J-13-0054 was closed on 20 May 13 without any records located and notification was provided to you along with appeal rights. According to my records, an appeal was filed as DFIPO Case #13-AC-00551-A1. This appeal is currently under the purview of that office and they can provide you with an update of the status.

Feel free to call me at the number below if you have any questions or concerns. Have a good day!

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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