Army microdrone purchase documents (GSA)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the General Services Administration (GSA) - New England (Region 1) of the United States of America.
Tracking # 275149
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all contracts, invoices and purchase documents for the Army Rapid Equipping Force acquisition of microdrones from the beginning of FY2010 to the day this request is processed.

The most recent purchased was reported in Wired: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/11/army-maveric-microdrone/

Per the attached, REF indicated that DLA is one of the agencies with this information.

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: GSA FOIA

Good morning Mr. Shawn Musgrave:

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office*, *dated March 17, 2014.

Upon further review of this request, it has been determined that this does
not fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. General Services
Administration, and therefore, this FOIA should be referred to the *U.S.
Department of the Army, FOIA Office* at the following:

Army Freedom of Information Act Contact

*Please note that this office is not a repository for documents maintained
or released by the Department of the Army. Requests received in this office
will be forwarded to the activity that has the responsibility for the
subject matter requested. Our POC listing is available to FOIA Officers via
the Army FACTS application.*

*If you are unsure which agency to contact, you may contact this office
telephonically at (703) 428-6238 <%28703%29%20428-6238> / DSN 328-6238. You
may submit your FOIA request either by:*

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*Online form* <https://www.rmda.army.mil/foia/foiarequest/default.aspx>

*Or mail your request to:*

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I hope this information has been of assistance to your.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shawn Musgrave <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Army microdrone purchase documents
(GSA)
To: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

March 17, 2014
General Services Administration
General Services Administration
FOIA Requester Service Center (ACMC)
1800 F Street, NW, Room 3116
Washington, DC 20405

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all contracts, invoices and purchase documents for the Army Rapid
Equipping Force acquisition of microdrones from the beginning of FY2010 to
the day this request is processed.

The most recent purchased was reported in Wired:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/11/army-maveric-microdrone/

Per the attached, REF indicated that DLA is one of the agencies with this
information.

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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 10809
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
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Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I just reviewed the GSA's response to this FOIA request from March along with the attached letter from the Rapid Equipping Force. The REF letter specifically indicates that Siobhan Frongillo (cc'd) is the appropriate individual to obtain documentation relevant to Order # ID01120060019/A O 001 (five systems).

Please advise.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Shawn Musgrave:

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control *GSA
FOIA I.Q. number 275149*. Please refer to this number in all future
correspondence concerning this request. We have twenty (20) workdays in
which to respond (excluding Federal Holidays). Based on this, we
anticipate response on or prior to *October 17, 2014*.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search,
review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given
an estimate of the costs. All estimates are developed in Good Faith and
are based on our reasonable judgment. However, due to the unique nature of
each request and complexity of documents involved, actual costs to search
and review the material may vary. You will be notified of fees, time
frames and any other issues prior to and throughout the process.

Please feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Ms. Audrey Corbett Brooks, Public FOIA
Liaison Officer at (202) 501-3094 or by email at audrey.brooks@gsa.gov

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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From: MuckRock

Hello,

It has been recommended that the attached request be forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much 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 March 17, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #275149.

Thank you for your help.

From: Carlene Polynice - 1PAC

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave:

Thank you for your email requesting status on GSA FOIA Request 275149.

We have been recently notified that the Responsive Documents to your FOIA
request is currently under review by the
​FOIA Requester Service Center in Washington, DC
. After concurrences are obtained from them in addition to obtaining
final concurrence from the GSA FOIA Request Service Center, we will release
the final responsive documents to you.

We appreciate your continued patience during the processing of your FOIA
Request. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact this office
at our Toll Free Number 1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov.

I hope this information has been of assistance to you.
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Thanks,

Carlene Polynice
Program Analyst
Client Solutions Division
Public Building Service
GSA - New England Region
617-565-6001 (O)
617-571-1315 (C)
617-565-6806 (F)

From: GSA FOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is in response to your U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA no. 275149), dated September
19, 2014, in which you requested “copies of all contract, invoices and
purchase documents for the Army Rapid Equipping Force acquisition of
microdrones from the beginning of FY2010 to the day this request is
processed.”

Enclosed please find a copy of the awarded contract, invoices, Statement of
Work, Order for Supplies and Services (SF 300) and Modification of Contract
(SF 30).

Should you have any questions regarding this FOIA, please contact me at
via telephone at (202) 365-8297 or email at travis.lewis@gsa.gov.

Sincerely,

*Travis Lewis *FOIA Program Manager

Enclosures:

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of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
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recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
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this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
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From: GSA FOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is in response to your U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA no. 275149), dated September
19, 2014, in which you requested “copies of all contract, invoices and
purchase documents for the Army Rapid Equipping Force acquisition of
microdrones from the beginning of FY2010 to the day this request is
processed.”

Enclosed please find a copy of the awarded contract, invoices, Statement of
Work, Order for Supplies and Services (SF 300) and Modification of Contract
(SF 30).

Should you have any questions regarding this FOIA, please contact me at
via telephone at (202) 365-8297 or email at travis.lewis@gsa.gov.

Sincerely,

*Travis Lewis *FOIA Program Manager

Enclosures:

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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