Babel Street (US Marshals)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Due March 2, 2017
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents related to the following contract with the company Babel Street, formerly known as Agincourt Solutions. This includes not only the contractual documentation, but any memos or reports that make mention of this specific request.

The purchase order of this contract is dated June 29th 2016 and the award ID is DJM16A32P0016. The global and vendor DUNS is 829429369. PSC code is 7035. The contract was for $10,500.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good morning,

I have been assigned to process your FOIA request to the U.S. Marshals Service pertaining to the contract with the company Babel Street. In order to conduct a search, we need to know what type of contract is requested. Thank you.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

From: Curtis Waltman

I am not sure what you mean by type of contract to be quite honest. As I said in my request, it is a purchase order. I also included as many identification numbers as I could. Furthermore, Babel Street is a social media monitoring company. If you can more pointedly inform me of what information you need I would be more than happy to comply. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

I am trying to determine the purpose of the contract. Is it a procurement contract?

From: Curtis Waltman

Yes, it is. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Great, thanks.

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Attached please find a letter acknowledging your request.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good morning,

FOIA requests are processed in order of receipt, and I have a backlog of many requests received prior to yours to process. Therefore, it will be several months before you receive a response.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good morning,

Per my previous email, I have a backlog of requests received prior to yours, and it will be several months before you receive a response. I am sorry for the delay.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
(703) 740-3972

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good morning,

As previously stated, I have a backlog of requests received prior to yours to process, so it will be several months before you receive a response. I am sorry for the delay.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good afternoon,

As previously stated approximately a month ago, I have a backlog of requests received prior to yours to process. Therefore, it will be several months before you receive a response. I am sorry for the delay.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

From: Wassom, Leila (USMS)

Good morning,

As previously stated, I have a backlog of requests received prior to yours to process. This office is short of staff and has been for some time. It will be several months before you receive a response. I am sorry for the delay.

Leila Wassom
FOI/PA Specialist
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
(703) 740-3972

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