BUILD THE CAPACITY OF AND PARTNER WITH FOREIGN SECURITY FORCES

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-0281
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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:

The report prepared by OSD as required under Section 1291 of NDAA 2013:

1291.REVIEW AND REPORTS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EFFORTS TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF AND PARTNER WITH FOREIGN SECURITY FORCES
(a)Review
(1)In general
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Defense Policy Board shall conduct a review of the efforts of the Department of Defense to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces in support of United States national defense and security strategies.

(2)Elements
The review required by this subsection shall include the following:

(A)An examination of the ways in which the efforts of the Department to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces directly support implementation of current national defense and security strategies.
(B)An assessment of the range of effects that efforts of the Department to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces are designed to achieve in support of current national defense and security strategies.
(C)An assessment of the criteria used for prioritizing such efforts in support of national defense and security strategies.
(D)An identification of the authorities the Department currently uses to implement such efforts, together with an assessment of the adequacy of such authorities.
(E)An assessment of the capabilities and resources required by the Department to implement such efforts.
(F)An assessment of the most effective distribution of the roles and responsibilities for such efforts within the Department, together with an assessment whether the Department military and civilian workforce is appropriately sized and shaped to meet the requirements of such efforts.
(G)An evaluation of current measures of the Department for assessing activities of the Department designed to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces, including an assessment whether such measures address the extent to which such activities directly support the priorities of national defense and security strategies.
(H)An identification of recommendations for clarifying or improving the guidance and assessment measures of the Department relating to its efforts to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces in support of national defense and security strategies.
(3)Report
Not later than 90 days after the completion of the review required by this subsection, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing the result of the review.

(b)Strategic Guidance On Department Of Defense Efforts To Build Partner Capacity And Other Partnership Initiatives
Not later than 120 days after the completion of the review required by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall, with the advice and assistance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the following:

(1)An assessment, taking into account the recommendations of the Defense Policy Board in the review required by subsection (a), of the efforts of the Department of Defense to build the capacity of, and partner with, foreign military forces in support of national defense and security strategies.
(2)Strategic guidance for the Department for its efforts to build the capacity of, and partner with, foreign military forces in support of national defense and security strategies, which guidance shall address—
(A)the ways such efforts directly support the goals and objectives of national defense and security strategies;
(B)the criteria to be used for prioritizing activities to implement such efforts in support of national defense and security strategies;
(C)the measures to be used to assess the effects achieved by such efforts and the extent to which such effects support the objectives of national defense and security strategies;
(D)the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the Armed Forces, the combatant commands, the Defense Agencies, and other components of the Department in conducting such efforts; and
(E)the relationship of Department workforce planning with the requirements for such efforts.

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: Aldorfer, Susan M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your request was received in this office and assigned FOIA case number 14-F-0281.

In accordance with DOD Instruction 5105.04, "Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee Management Program," Para E3.14.3, "The public is not required to submit Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests when seeking committee records that are not exempt from release under the FOIA statute." You may go directly to the Defense Policy Board for releasable records not already publically available. Contact information for the Defense Policy Board is:

Ms. Ann Hansen
2000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-2000
Phone: (703) 571-9232

The Defense Policy Board will respond directly to you. This action closes your request in this office.

Thank you,

Susan Aldorfer
Senior Advisor
Department of Defense
Information and Privacy
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
(571) 372-0437

From: Shawn Musgrave

Can you please provide an email address or fax number for followup to the Defense Policy Board?

Thank you.

From: Aldorfer, Susan M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Regretfully, I do not have that information.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Hansen:

Per Ms. Aldorfer's note (below and cc'd), my FOIA request is appropriately addressed to the Defense Policy Board. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

From: Aldorfer, Susan M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

As I previously stated to you, FOIA request #14-F-0281 has been closed.

I indicated that you may go directly to the Defense Policy Board for releasable records not already publically available. Requests to the Defense Policy Board are for Federal Advisory Committee Act (or FACA) records, and such requests are not considered FOIA requests. This kind of request is outside of the FOIA.

Respectfully,

Susan Aldorfer
Senior Advisor
Department of Defense
Information and Privacy
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
(571) 372-0437

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