Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System contract

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Army Contracting Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # FA-14-0036
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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:

Contract with Prox Dynamics AS to develop the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS).

According to Military Aerospace (http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2013/10/helicopter-micro-uav.html):

"Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Natick, Mass., are awarding a $2.5 million contract to Prox Dynamics AS of Nesbru, Norway, to develop the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) -- a one-pound force-protection micro UAV for soldiers and small infantry units."

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: 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USARMY Redstone Arsenal ACC Mailbox HQACCFOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Musgrave,

I am not able to find a record of a FOIA request from you during November 2013.

I cannot explain what may have happened to you previous request, however, I would like to begin processing your FOIA request immediately with a FOIA request date of today.

Therefore, I am respectfully request an extension of time to process your request.

Respectfully,

ANTHONY L. JACKSON
HQ ACC FOIA Office
Army Contracting Command
Office of the Chief Information Officer/ G-6
106 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
COML: (256) 955-8716 /DSN: 645-8716
E-Mail: anthony.l.jackson4.civ@mail.mil

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I approve this extension.

Thank you,
Shawn

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Knapp, Kelly D CIV USARMY RDECOM (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

I just wanted to provide a follow up on this request. I apologize for the delay in response, but my office is experiencing a large backlog at this time due to a loss in several personnel. Therefore, I am processing requests on a first in first out basis in accordance with 32 CFR Part 518.8(d)(1).

Your request is for a Natick contract that I am assisting with the tracking of. As soon as I find out exactly where in the process your request is, I will provide you with another email and an estimated completion date.

Your request involves records that were obtained from a non-government source (i.e. a contractor). The law requires the government to provide the contractor with the opportunity to present its argument on the legal and substantive issues involved prior to making an agency determination. Furthermore, 32 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 518.16(l) states,

When a request is received for a record that falls under [FOIA]
exemption 4, that was obtained from a non-U.S. Government sources,
or for a record containing information clearly identified as having
been provided by a non-U.S. Government source, the source of the
record or information [also known as “the submitter” for matters
pertaining to proprietary data under 5 U.S.C. 552, FOIA Exemption (b)(4)
and E.O. 12600], shall be notified promptly of that request and afforded
reasonable time (14 calendar days) to present any objections concerning
the release…

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the status of your FOIA request.

Thank you for your patience while we process your request.

V/R,

Kelly

Kelly Knapp
Paralegal / Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
Office of Chief Counsel
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
410.436.2289

This electronic transmission contains information which may be confidential or privileged.  The information is intended to be for the use of the individual(s) named above.  If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this information is prohibited.  If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify me immediately by return email or calling 410-436-2289.

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you for your help.

From: Knapp, Kelly D CIV USARMY RDECOM (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Morning MuckRock News,

Ms. Erica Gottberg, cc'd above, can assist you with the status of this request. While I am still tracking your request as being open, Ms. Gottberg is the POC for Natick FOIA requests at this time and can better assist you with the status.

V/R,

Kelly

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you for your help.

From: Knapp, Kelly D CIV USARMY RDECOM (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Afternoon MuckRock News,

RDECOM, NSRDEC respectfully requests an extension due to the amount of records needed to be processed and reviewed. Ms. Gottberg can provide you with an expected formal response date if you would like to contact her directly.

As always, I sincerely appreciate your patience while we continue to work with limited staff and hiring limitations.

V/R,

Kelly

Kelly Knapp
Paralegal / Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
Office of Chief Counsel
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
410.436.2289

From: Shawn Musgrave

Request for extension acknowledged. Please provide an estimated completion date as soon as you are able.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gottberg, Erica L CIV USARMY NSRDEC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,
I have finally received all of the documents from your request and the legal advisor has agreed with all redactions. I will have your response to you within the next couple of weeks. I apologize for the delay.
-Erica

Erica Gottberg
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel
Natick Soldier Systems Center
508-233-5970

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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you 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 Nov. 3, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0036.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gottberg, Erica L CIV USARMY NSRDEC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Musgrave,
The final response to your request is in the mail. You should be receiving it shortly. I apologize for the delay, but personnel shortages have limited us.
Thank you,
Erica

Erica Gottberg
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel
Natick Soldier Systems Center
508-233-5970

From: Army Contracting Command

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Army Contracting Command

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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