Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez Emails and Memos [CCSM][State]

Rich Jones filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-28803
Status
Rejected

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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all emails and memos produced by and for Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez as part of his role as coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC) since September 2010.

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,

Rich Jones

From: FOIA Request <FOIA@state.gov>

Re: all documents produced by and for Ambassador Alberto Fernandez as
part of his role as coordinator for the Center for Strategic
Counterterrorism Communications

Thank you for your correspondence of May 24, 2012. It has been received
by the Office of Information Programs and Services at the Department of
State, and assigned case number F-2012-28803. A formal acknowledgement
letter providing additional information will be sent to you as soon as
possible. If you have any questions concerning your request in the
meantime, you may contact us by e-mail at FOIAStatus@state.gov, or by
telephone at 202-261-8484. Please refer to the Case Control Number in
any communication. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Sincerely,


From: Department of State

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 May 24, 2012. 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 May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I am forwarding this to the FOIA Status mailbox for reply.

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 May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I am forwarding this email to the appropriate mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

Muckrock News has a substantial number of requests with the Department of State. Please provide a case number.

Thank you,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones - Your FOIA request was initially acknowledged on June 12, 2012, and formally acknowledged on July 25, 2012. The request was assigned case number F-2012-28803 and assigned to the appropriate Compliance and Research Branch for action.

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 May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,
This is the second time you have been informed that your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

Please check back with us in a week or so and we should have an answer for you.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 May 24, 2012. 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 May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Rich Jones,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 14, 2013, inquiring about an estimated completion date for your Freedom of Information Act request. At this time, the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) is experiencing a backlog as well as a delay in responding to FOIA requests. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office requesting an estimated date on the completion of your request. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484. Please refer to the case control number above.

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 May 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

This is the third time you have been informed that your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry. Due to the fact you have not provided case numbers in the subject line of your many requests replying to your e-mails will take more time.

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

Please check back with us in a week or so and we should have an answer for you.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Department of State

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

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