|Submitted||March 12, 2013|
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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.
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.
We are working your request. I can't give you a time frame for a response because we had to send the documents for review to Booz Allen and I don't know how long is it going to take them to review it. There are a lot of documents. I'll keep you posted. Thanks
To review this case it is required five hours at $44 professional charge. In this instance, the total cost for this request is $220. Please let me know if you are willing to pay this fee. Your fee waiver was denied.
Since we didn't receive an agreement to pay this fee, we will close this case. Thanks
I am a media requester and should only be assessed fees for document replication. Please re-open this case and let me know if the total fees still total $220.
Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate office within the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for processing. You requested Copies of contracts with Booz Allen Hamilton over the past 5 years. We make every effort to respond within the 20 business days as stipulated in the FOIA, however the processing of your request may exceed this dependent upon the volume of the responsive documents and the complexity of the processing.
Contract documents containing information that may be business trade secrets, financial, or proprietary information, the release of which could cause significant competitive harm if released, are provided to the submitter for their review and release recommendations in accordance with Executive Order 12600.
You have been placed in the "other" fee category. In general, making a FOIA request is considered to be an agreement to pay fees up to $25. You will be notified if fees are expected to exceed $25. If this is acceptable, you do not need to reply. If this is not acceptable then please respond with an amount you agree to pay.
A decision to waive fees cannot be made until after responsive documents to be disclosed have been reviewed for “public interest”. A waive or reduction of fees shall be provided when the requested documents are in the public interest and contribute to the public understanding of the operations or activities of the Agency
Should you need further assistance regarding this request, please contact me.
Are you still interested in this request? Thanks
Yes, I am. Has your office continued to process the request?
We never received a response on whether you agree to pay $220. Let me know if you agree with the fees. Thanks
Rhoades, Naida I. CONTRACTOR would like to recall the message, "Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Booz Allen Hamilton Contracts (Defense Threat Reduction Agency)".