BlackenedXeSewage

Martin Peck filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2016-162
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Contracts, invoices, communications with Academi Training Center LLC (H92222-16-D-0036) in support of US Special Operations Command Tampa, Florida, for the years 2015 and 2016 inclusive.

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good morning Mr. Peck,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office has received your request (below) and assigned it USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R, which is available on the Internet at: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs.foi/. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "News Media" category for fee purposes, which means you are obligated to pay all duplication costs after the first 100 pages; however, depending on the size of the document(s) we may provide the final release on CD or electronically and no charges will be assessed.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases, therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. Also, when processing contract information for release under the FOIA, we have a requirement to notify the submitter and give them time to review their contracts to include recommendations for withholding any proprietary information that they would not want released. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 9-12 months; it could be more or less. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.

Thank you and have a good day!

Kind Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

From: USSOCOM FOIA

USSOCOM FOIA would like to recall the message, "USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162 - Acknowledgement".

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good morning Mr. Peck,

***REVISED***

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office has received your request (below) and assigned it USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R, which is available on the Internet at: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs.foi/. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

As noted in your request, this inquiry is not filed by a MuckRock staff member; therefore, we have placed you in the "all others" category for fee purposes, which affords you two hours of search time and 100 pages of duplication free of charge. Subsequent processing will be assessed at the established DoD fee rates: clerical search time is $20 per hour; professional search time is $44 per hour; executive search time is $75 per hour, and document reproduction is at $0.15 per page. Depending on the size of the document(s), we may provide the final response on CD or electronically.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases, therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. Also, when processing contract information for release under the FOIA, we have a requirement to notify the submitter and give them time to review their contracts to include recommendations for withholding any proprietary information that they would not want released. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 9-12 months; it could be more or less. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.

Thank you and have a good day!

Kind Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

From: Rupp, Connie H CIV USSOCOM HQ

Hello Mr. Peck,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (copy attached) for specific contract information and assigned it USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162.

USSOCOM is in the midst of a protest against the award of this contract, which puts contract H92222-16-D-0036 under litigation; therefore, we are unable to continue processing your FOIA request at this time.

We respectfully ask that you withdraw your current request and resubmit a new one after the protest has been resolved. If you view this as a denial of information, please advise and we will provide you with a copy of your appeal rights.

Please respond whether you agree to withdraw USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162 by close of business on June 29, 2016. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer require this information and simply close the request with no further action.

Thank you for your time and consideration and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Have a good day!

Kind Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

From: Martin Peck

I respectfully ask that you continue processing my request , and hereby demand appeal of your denial of my request.

Thank you,
Martin Peck.

From: Rupp, Connie H CIV USSOCOM HQ

Good morning Mr. Peck,

We did not deny anything pertaining to your request. We informed you of the
fact the contract you requested is under protest and we could not
continue to process your inquiry at this time because of the protest. We
asked that you withdraw your request and submit another request in the
future once the protest is finalized. We also advised that you respond by
close of business on June 29, 2016, and if we did not hear from you, we
would
assume you no longer required this information and close the request with no
further action.

Since we did not hear from you within the allotted time, we closed your
request as being withdrawn.

You have the right to appeal to the appellate authority, the Director of
Oversight and Compliance, Office of the Secretary of Defense. To submit
your appeal, you should write directly to: ODCMO Director of Oversight and
Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, ATTN: DPCLTD, FOIA Appeals, Mailbox
#24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700. Appeals can also be made via the OSD FOIA
portal at http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx. Your appeal should cite case
number 2016-162 and be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

From: Rupp, Connie H CIV USSOCOM HQ

Good afternoon Mr. Peck,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office has completed processing your request for information pertaining to the processing notes associated with USSOCOM FOIA 2016-162, which was assigned control number USSOCOM FOIA 2016-209.

Due to size constraints when emailing numerous documents and in order to protect any personally identifiable information, your FOIA request, any responsive records in redacted format, and USSOCOM's final response letter are being sent to you electronically via AMRDEC SAFE. You will receive a separate email containing an individual username and password. Once the email is received, click on the link provided and you will be directed to AMRDEC SAFE. You will then be prompted to enter the provided username and password. Once entered, you will see the documents being sent to you along with instructions on how to download them.

Have a good day!

Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

Files

pages

Close