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Martin Peck filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

2016-210

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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. Please note that while these documents are under contention, their applicability to public discourse is not affected in anyway. Denial to release any part of these records will trigger an immediate appeal. Please conserve the valuable time of all involved and properly release the records requested as demanded under law. Thank you!

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 2016-210. 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

Hello Mr. Peck,

There were numerous requests ahead of yours in our tracking queue and we process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis and based on complexity. In addition, if any documents require another Agency review, we must consult with them to review any information that might fall under their purview. Finally, we afford vendors the opportunity to review all contract documentation for their proprietary information. We are processing your request as quickly as possible and we will provide you with a final response as soon as it is completed. Our acknowledgement noted it could take between 9-12 months to finalize.

Please use the control number in the subject line, which is USSOCOM FOIA 2016-210, for it identifies your inquiry.

Thank you.

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

Good morning Mr. Peck,

There were numerous requests ahead of yours in our tracking queue and we process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis and based on complexity. In addition, if any documents require another Agency review, we must consult with them to review any information that might fall under their purview. Finally, we afford vendors the opportunity to review all contract documentation for their proprietary information. We are processing your request as quickly as possible and we will provide you with a final response as soon as it is completed. Our acknowledgement noted it could take between 9-12 months to finalize.

Thank you for your patience and consideration.

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

Mr. Peck,

In an attempt to provide you with a more timely response to USSOCOM FOIA 2016-210 (attached), please advise if you are able to narrow the scope of the portion of your request pertaining to "communications with Academi Training Center LLC...for the years 2015 and 2016 inclusive."

Please advise.

Thank you, and we appreciate your consideration.

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: U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM

Mr. Peck,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office is currently auditing our FOIA request backlog due to recent personnel changes and have found an outstanding request regarding information you requested from this Command, USSOCOM FOIA 2016-210 (attached).

We have not heard from you regarding our attempt (see below) to narrow the scope of a portion of your request regarding "communications."

We are committed to reducing these outstanding requests and satisfying those for which the requesters are still interested by continuing to work our backlog and close requests one by one.

Please respond by close of business on May 17, 2018; if we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer require the information and will close this FOIA request with no further action from this office.

We appreciate your time and consideration regarding this matter and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that our delay may have caused.

Thank you!

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

This message is in response to communication sent 12-April-2018 seeking clarification of scope for FOIA request "USSOCOM FOIA 2016-210".

Please locate responsive documents including: contracts, invoices, and email or written communication 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.

Thank you!

From: U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM

Mr. Peck,

Upon initial search when this request was received, the subject matter expert advised there were approximately 2,000 pages. Is it possible for you to narrow the scope of "communications?" Communications regarding what specific topic? A narrowed scope could possibly allow for a more timely response to your inquiry.

Please advise.

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

This message is second in response to latest communication sent 13-April-2018 seeking reduction of scope for FOIA request "USSOCOM FOIA 2016-210".

Please locate the lesser set of responsive documents consisting of contracts and invoices for Academi Training Center LLC (H92222-16-D-0036) in support of US Special Operations Command Tampa, Florida, for the years 2015 and 2016 inclusive.

In the interest of expediency, please disregard the request for email or written communication with Academi Training Center LLC.

Thank you!

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