Assessments of DET and Web Ops

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-0323
Due Sept. 26, 2016
Est. Completion None
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All assessments of the Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops.

According to an article on the DoD website, the DET works to "combat ISIL propaganda in the cyber domain" and Web Ops is a "counter-ISIL social media-based effort." An "assessments team works to measure the effectiveness" of both these programs, according to the article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/827761/centcom-counters-isil-propaganda/source/GovDelivery.

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 there are fees, 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,

Waqas Mirza

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM received your Freedom of Information Act request and assigned it FOIA #16-0323; please include this number in all correspondence pertaining to this request. In accordance with the Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, DoD 5400.7-R, before USCENTCOM can properly process the information you seek, your request must be perfected by "reasonably describing" the records sought; and, providing a statement of your willingness to pay fees. In your request, you did not state an amount you would be willing to pay, if an amount was ultimately assessed and charged. Please provide the amount you would be willing to pay in U.S. dollars.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM received your FOIA request and assigned it FOIA #16-0323, please refer to this case number on all future correspondences regarding this request.

In accordance with the Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, DoD 5400.7-R, before USCENTCOM can properly process the information you seek, your request must be perfected by "reasonably describing" the records sought; provide a statement of your willingness to pay fees, if an amount was ultimately assessed. In your request, you did not reasonably describe the record sought or provide an amount you would be willing to pay.

To perfect your request, please provide a timeframe, a beginning to end date, for the assessments of Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops. Additionally, provide an amount you would be willing to pay in U.S. dollars if fees were assessed.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center
(813) 529-6285

August 27, 2016
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All assessments of the Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops.

According to an article on the DoD website, the DET works to "combat ISIL propaganda in the cyber domain" and Web Ops is a "counter-ISIL social media-based effort." An "assessments team works to measure the effectiveness" of both these programs, according to the article: Caution-http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/827761/centcom-counters-isil-propaganda/source/GovDelivery.

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 there are fees, 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,

Waqas Mirza

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From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

This is regarding FOIA #16-0323. I was asked to provide a time frame for my request. You can restrict your search to records created from January 1, 2010 to the date this request is processed. I am willing to pay up to $25 for processing responsive records.

Please let me know if I can clarify anything else.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM is still processing your request. In our acknowledgement letter dated 14 September 2016, we explained that the actual processing time for these documents will depend upon consultation with other DoD components, stateside, overseas, or other agencies. Additionally, we are processing a substantial number of pending cases which we process based on the date of receipt and complexity. On 14 September 2016, you were #227 in our queue; you are currently #215. At any time, you may view your status on our website at www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Waqas Mirza,

Good morning. FOIA 16-0323 is currently 193 in the USCENTCOM FOIA Queue.
The actual processing time for will depend upon consultation with other DoD
components, states, overseas, or other agencies.

You can also track your FOIA Case on the USCENTCOM FOIA Library, Check FOIA
Case Status link (http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA/).

v/r

Steven
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From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

As you might expect, a war fighting command performs multiple levels of assessments; the search for information regarding your FOIA request for all assessments of the Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops, resulted in a voluminous amount of information. In order to facilitate a more adequate and concise search, we ask that you narrow the scope of the request by time period, date, specific subject matter, etc.

Please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center if you have questions.

Respectfully,

FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

You can restrict your search to records created from January 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

Thank you for your willingness to limit the time frame of your request to six months. Although you specify a timeframe, the information will still be voluminous without specific knowledge of the assessments requested. Please provide more specificity on the type(s) of assessments requested to facilitate a more adequate and concise search.

Respectfully,

FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

Unfortunately it would be impossible for me to provide specificities as there are no details publicly available about the kinds of assessments that have been done. Would it perhaps be better if I restrict the request the last five assessments done for the Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops?

Thank you for your help with this request,

Waqas Mirza.

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza

USCENTCOM will process your request for the last five assessments done for the Digital Engagement Team (DET) and Web Ops.

Respectfully,

FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

We are still processing your request; it is now #164 in our FOIA queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

We are still processing your request; it is now #154 in our FOIA queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

We are still processing your request; it is now #147 in our FOIA queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)827-6285

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM is processing your request; your request is #136 in queue. If you have any questions regarding your request, please feel free to contact our office.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)827-6285

From: Donnell, Cynthia A CTR (US)

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request; you are number 127 in queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)827-6285

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