CERT CMU-SEI (US STRATCOM)

George LeVines filed this request with the US Strategic Command - USSTRATCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-043
Est. Completion None
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Partially Completed

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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any contracts with Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT.

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,

George LeVines

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Mr. LeVines,

My sincerest apologies for the delay and failure to acknowledge your request.
I've pushed your request to the top of my backlog queue and I'm currently
researching whether or not STRATCOM has such contracts. My goal is to have
you an answer by the end of the week. Please refer to FOIA No. 15-043 when
corresponding with me about your request.

Very Respectfully,

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Sir, I just finished a telecon with the Air Force Materiel Command Contracting
office, Hanscom AFB, who holds the overall contract with Carnegie Mellon and
they recommended I get some clarification from you.

Are you seeking USSTRATCOM's and/or its subordinate component's specific
projects that are funded through the DoD's contract with Carnegie Mellon or
are you seeking DoD's contract with them?

v/r

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

From: George LeVines

In regards to your question about FOIA No. 15-043, "Are you seeking USSTRATCOM's and/or its subordinate component's specific
projects that are funded through the DoD's contract with Carnegie Mellon or are you seeking DoD's contract with them?"

... I wouldn't know for sure but I'm thinking the former would apply more directly to my original request "Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT".

Any guidance you can offer here would be helpful.

Thank you,

George

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Sir,

I've relayed your response to my POC at Air Force Materiel Command. He is
going to do some research and get back to me.

v/r

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Mr. LeVines,

Attached is my correspondence with AFMC. As you'll see, I asked them on 9
January about how long it would take to process. Unfortunately, I have yet to
receive a response from them.

I'll send them another email and let you know what they say.

Respectfully,

Kendall

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Hello sir,

My apologies for the delay, I was out ill last week when I received a response
from AFMC. On 4 March, AFMC sent me eight work plans they determined were
responsive to your request. After conferring with each contractor, they
identified proprietary information that they recommended be denied under the
FOIA. However, they forgot to send me a clean copy of each work plan so our
initial denial authority cannot see what he was being asked to deny.

I've emailed the AFMC point of contact today and requested he send me clean
copies of the plans ASAP.

I'll let you know when I receive them and at that time I should be able to let
you know what internal reviews may, or may not be required.

v/r

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Good morning sir.

Yesterday I received everything I needed from AFMC. They provided me the eight responsive documents with their Exemption 4 withholding recommendations. I will now start processing them, e.g., tasking them to the eight components to whom they apply for their review. I think a conservative estimate for you to start receiving them is around mid-May. However, as I receive them back from the owners, I'll process them and provide you interim responses.

Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Kendall

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: cooperk@stratcom.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Sir,

On 14 May, I tasked CYBERCOM, JFCC Space and CYBER Fleet to review their
respective documents. Their reviews are due to me by 29 May.

v/r

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: kendall.l.cooper@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Good morning sir,

CYBERCOM finally provided me their review of the documents under their purview. At this point, I have all the responses I need to proceed with staffing the Initial Denial Authority package. It will take me about a week to get that package staffed to the IDA and approximately another week for him to make his final decision. There's not a lot of information that's being recommended for denial. Most of what's being presented for denial is marked by CMU SEI as proprietary information exempt from disclosure under FOIA exemption 4.

My apologies for the delay in processing your request. Having to staff documents outside USSTRATCOM to our outlying components and in this case, external organizations, always throws a kink into the process.

Very Respectfully,

Kendall

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: kendall.l.cooper@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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 Nov. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-043.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cooper Kendall L CIV USSTRATCOM/J006

Good afternoon sir,

My apologies for this taking so long. Please acknowledge that you can open.
These are the best copies available.

Thank you for your patience.

V/R

KENDALL COOPER
Command FOIA/PA Manager
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
USSTRATCOM/J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC BLVD STE 2E20A
OFFUTT AFB NE 68113
DSN: 271-6321
COMM: (402) 294-6321
FAX: (402) 294-7535
SIPR: kendall.l.cooper@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Kendall.Cooper@dodiis.ic.gov

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