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AML Ebola samples and consent management C

Emmanuel Freudenthal filed this request with the Fort Bragg - Administrative Services Division of the United States of America.
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From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act directed towards the 1st Area Medical Laboratory at Fort Bragg, covering the time period December 1st 2013 to now.

I hereby request the following records:
1. A copy of all of contracts between the AML and any subcontractors involved in the collection, transport, processing, storage and shipping of Ebola samples
2. A list of security incidents related to the transportation, storage, tracking, and use of Ebola samples in the affected countries.

This request should be properly classified as a media request. I am a freelance investigative reporter covering covering East and Central Africa, with a particular focus on business, corruption, natural resources, land and social issues. I have a strong likelihood of publishing news articles based on information released in response to this request. I have previously been published in Le Monde Afrique, IRIN News, Sydney Morning Herald, African Arguments and others. If you have questions about my media classification, please let me know and I'm happy to address them.

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 filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not, and I would like text-searchable documents.

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.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Freudenthal

From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Hi there,

The statutory period is nearly over for this request. I hope I'll get a reply by the due date.


From: Fort Bragg - Administrative Services Division

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From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Dear Mr Durden and Mr Moore,

Thanks for your letter regarding the FOIA request you've classified as FA-18-0195.

I had initially send this request to the U.S. Army Freedom of Information Office on 7th November. They replied the same day that I should send the request to DHR Fort Bragg, which is what I did on that day (7th Nov).

Now, you are referring me back to the U.S. Army Freedom of Information Office.

Could you please check within the army who has the documents that I have requested ?

Thanks in advance. Best regards,

From: Fort Bragg - Administrative Services Division

Your request was forwarded to the Medical Command FOIA Office and not U.S. Army FOIA office.


From: Emmanuel Freudenthal

Thanks for your clarification.

Best regards,