Aviation Mangement Directorate Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the United States of America.
Tracking # OS-2012-00439
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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 and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department 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 department’s use 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: United States Department of Interior

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 Aug. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2012-00439.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sweeney, Cynthia D

Hi,

We are working on collecting a few more records to complete the response to your request. Sorry for any inconveniences. Hope that you have a great day!

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 Aug. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2012-00439.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sweeney, Cynthia D

Hi,

I have done a follow up since we're still waiting on more records. I apologize that I can't provide a timeline for you. I hope that they will be responding soon. I hope that you have a great day.

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 Aug. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #OS-2012-00439.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sweeney, Cynthia D

Hi,

Thanks for the follow-up. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting records. I will reach out to them again and I will also see if there is anything else that can be done to get these records. Hope you have a great day!

From: Julka, Clarice B

Please find attached our response to your FOIA request.

Clarice Julka
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Mail Stop 116, SIB
Washington, D.C. 20240
Clarice_Julka@ios.doi.gov<mailto:Raymond_McInerney@ios.doi.gov>

From: Walukonis, Joseph E CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This e-mail and attached PDF is in response to your FOIA request
directed to the Department of the Interior for records related to
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS).

The Interior Department referred responsive documents to the Department of
The Army for action.

I have forwarded your request to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G8 for action.

G8's contact information is in the attached PDF, "FOIA Letter."

Thank you for your participation in the U.S. Army Freedom of
Information Program.

V/R

Joseph E. Walukonis

FOIA Analyst

U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency

From: Prescott, Donald F (Don) CIV USARMY HQDA (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached is the FOIA request response from the Office of the Deputy Chief of
Staff, G-8 concerning our portion of what was requested. MG Thomas Spoehr
has authorized the release of the 3 page document generated by the Aviation
Office, as referenced and included in the documents. I hope this is of help
to you and if you have any questions, you may contact me at the below phone
and email.

Thank you,

Don
Donald F. Prescott

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