Booz Allen Hamilton Contracts (Department of Homeland Security)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-HQFO-00746 ; 2014-HQFO-00061; 2014FOIA4757
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of contracts with Booz Allen Hamilton over the past 5 years.
Any final reports generated and delivered by Booz Allen Hamilton to the agency over the past 5 years

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,

Michael Morisy

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 March 12, 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 March 12, 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: Michael Morisy

Hello,

I am resubmitting the request below, which was originally submitted to the DHS FOIA email inbox on 12 March 2013 but which Angela Washington in the DHS FOIA office indicated had not been received. Please acknowledge receipt.

Thank you.

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From Michael Morisy on March 12, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of contracts with Booz Allen Hamilton over the past 5 years.
Any final reports generated and delivered by Booz Allen Hamilton to the agency over the past 5 years

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,

Michael Morisy

From: FOIA

Good morning,

Attached is our acknowledgment to your DHS FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.

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 March 12, 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 #2013-HQFO-00746.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA

Good Morning,

Please read the letter itself sent on 7/3/13. It states that your original request is not reasonably described to process.

From: Michael Morisy

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Thanks for your help narrowing this request. I'd like to limit this request to the following contracts:

HSCETC08J00018
HSHQDC08J00181
HSHQDC09F00024
HSCETC10J00008
HSHQDC11J00101
HSHQDC08J00181
HSHQDC09F00122
HSHQDC13J00076
HSHQDC08J00368
HSHQDC09J00037
HSHQDC13J00037
HSHQDC09J00063
HSHQDC10F00061
HSHQDC10J00114
HSHQDC10J00114
HSHQDC10J00125
HSHQDC09J00079
HSFE6013J0001
HSHQVT07F00015
HSHQDC12F00008
HSCECR12F00003
HSHQVT09F00004
HSCETC08J00022
HSCECR12F00003
HSCETC08J00022
HSHQDC09J00049
HSHQDC11J00101
HSTS0307JCIO367
HSHQDC13J00138
HSCG2313JADC451
HSCECR12F00003
HSCETC09J00033
HSHQVT09F00004
HSFEMW07F0171
HSHQDC11J00230
HSHQDC11J00390
HSHQDC10J00156
HSHQVT09F00003
HSHQDC11J00390
HSCETC08J00022
HSCETC08J00022
HSHQDC10J00156
HSHQDC08J00185
HSFEMW07F0171
HSHQDC11J00390
HSHQDC10F00027
HSHQDC08J00185
HSHQDC08J00412
HSSCCG07J00242
HSFEEM11F0374
HSHQDC09J00071
HSHQDC08J00185
HSHQDC09F00029
HSHQDC11J00101
HSHQDC10J00199
HSHQDC08J00185
HSHQDC10F00055
HSHQDC09F00119
HSHQDC09J00047
HSHQDC11J00204
HSHQDC11J00108
HSSCCG07J00242
HSHQDC08J00412
HSHQDC08J00412
HSTS0307JCIO367
HSCG2310FADC302
HSSCCG07J00242
HSBP1011J00312
HSHQDC13J00076
HSCG2310FADC302
HSHQDC11J00204
HSCG2310FADC302
HSCG2311F2DA001
HSHQDC11J00108
HSHQDC10F00200
HSCG2310FADH001
HSHQDC11J00108
HSHQDC11J00082
HSHQDC10J00199
HSHQDC08J00181
HSHQDC11J00230
HSHQDC11J00230
HSHQDC11J00230
HSHQDC13J00138
HSCG2309FANT018
HSHQDC11J00204
HSCG2311FANS056
HSHQDC11J00376
HSTS0307JCIO367
HSHQDC10J00154
HSCG2311F2DA001
HSTS0210JMLS255
HSHQDC09F00120
HSHQDC09J00076
HSHQDC11J00376
HSTS0211JMLS251
HSTS0307JCIO367
HSCG2310FANS029
HSHQDC10F00201
HSHQDC11J00360
HSCETC10J00008
HSHQDC07J00382
HSHQDC11J00360
HSHQDC11F00095
HSFEMW07F0171
HSHQDC09J00065
HSFEEM11F0374
HSHQDC11J00108
HSHQDC10F00200
HSHQVT07F00013
HSHQDC08F00108
HSFE6012F0043
HSHQDC11J00376
HSHQDC12J00339
HSHQDC11J00502
HSHQVT07F00013
HSCG2307F2DW215
HSHQDC12J00339
HSCG2313JMDX017
HSHQDC10F00062
HSHQDC07J00635
HSHQDC09J00073
HSFEEM09F0255
HSHQDC11J00101
HSHQDC10J00072
HSFEEM09F0425
HSFEEM09F0351
HSHQDC09F00121
HSHQDC08J00412
HSHQVT09F00004
HSCG2312FANS037
HSHQDC11J00082
HSCETC09J00033
HSHQDC11J00101
HSHQDC09J00057
HSHQDC08F00108
HSCG2309FRXN223
HSCG2310FMPE156
HSTS0212JMLS266
HSFEEM09F0425
HSFEHQ08F1545
HSHQDC10J00141
HSHQDC09J00080

I've attached a CSV with more details on the contracts.

Thanks for your help!

- Michael

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 March 12, 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 #2013-HQFO-00746.

Thank you for your help.

From: Day, Mia

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment to your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Cook, Connie

Good morning Mr. Morisy:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently transferred a request from you dated October 20, 2013. It includes a lengthy list, including a spreadsheet of contracts, etc. (Please see attachments). You indicated in your email of October 20 to DHS that "this is a follow up to request number 2013-HQFO-00746."

We have identified a "related" request from you dated March 12, 2013 re Booz Allen Hamilton contracts. (See attachment.) Please clarify, at this point, if the March 12 request is complete for FEMA, as is. In addition, if there are items on the October 20 spreadsheet that would not be included in the March 12 (FEMA) request, please provide a list of them, specifically, a list of contracts (contract #"s) that you are seeking from FEMA only (as opposed to DHS).

Please respond within five business days from the date of this message.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Department of Homeland Security

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi,

Thanks for your help processing this request. I should not be categorized as a commercial request: This request is part of my reporting process, and I will be writing original analysis and synthesis of the documents in my role as a journalist.

Thank you for your assistance, and please let me know if further clarification is required. I'm also available by phone at 857-488-3081.

Best,
Michael

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 March 12, 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 #2013-HQFO-00746 ; 2014-HQFO-00061; 2014FOIA4757.

Thank you for your help.

From: Michael Morisy

I previously sent you an email on (date) objecting to being considered a commercial requester. In order to avoid any confusion, I want to make sure that you processed that email as a formal appeal of the commercial fee determination.

Please supplement your record with the following information about my media credentials:

I am the founder and editor of the MuckRock (MuckRock.com) website, which publishes original news content on a daily basis. All of MuckRock's content focuses either on FOIA itself or reports off of documents received via public records requests. Below are a number of the dozens of articles I have written for MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2013/nov/06/mr-de-blasio-open-nypd/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2013/oct/25/librarian-rebukes-nun-over-comic-books/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2013/oct/03/foia-shutdown-which-agencies-have-put-their-public/

In addition to my capacity as fouder and editor of MuckRock, I am also a full-time journalist whose work has been published in such online and print outlets as the Boston Globe, Commonwealth Magazine, and the New York Daily News.

My professional biography and some recent articles for the Boston Globe:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/morisy

My coverage of topics from national cybersecurity to privacy to government waste has been cited by a host of other news outlets at the international, national and local levels.

In short, it could not be clearer that I am, in fact, a journalist.

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 March 12, 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 #2013-HQFO-00746 ; 2014-HQFO-00061; 2014FOIA4757.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Morisy:

Please be advised that the case numbers that you have inquired about (below) are cases under the purview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office--not FEMA. Our records indicate that the case identifier for your FEMA case is: 2013-FEFO-00850.

Respectfully,

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good morning Mr. Morisy:

For your records: Attached is a copy of FEMA's February 21, 2014, final response to MuckRock News' Jason Smathers regarding his appeal of our determination that the FOIA requester (fee) category for MuckRock News requesters is commercial requester. If you need to contact our office concerning this matter, please call us at (202) 646-3323, or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov.

Thank you.

The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: Department of Homeland Security

A fix is required to perfect the request.

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