CIA-Navy Liaisons 1970s (Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk)

Emma Best filed this request with the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DON-NAVY-2019-001928

Multi Request CIA-Navy Liaisons 1970s
Due Nov. 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records mentioning or generated as a result of liaisons and contacts between CIA officials and the following Naval personnel (you may disregard individuals who are clearly not applicable to your office/division/command):

MILLER, Hynemann - Department of the Navy - Director, Interagency Construction Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM)
BORDEN, Harry H - Department of the Navy - Transportation Office, Navy Overseas Cargo Terminal, Naval Air Station Norfolk
CALDWELL, Frank R. - Department of the Navy - Deputy Chief Design Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM)
DOUGLAS, Walter E. - Department of the Navy - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM), Interagency Construction Division
ELLIS, Lt. Cmdr. Gary H. - Department of the Navy - Navy Focal Point Officer - Office of Naval Intelligence
MARKOM, Ray - Department of the Navy - Executive Assistant for Real Property Management - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM)
PELLANT, John F. - Department of the Navy - Chief, Transportation Branch - Naval Supply Systems Command
"Mr. Johnson" - Naval Research Laboratory
KUHNLEIN, John - Naval Security Station
WHEELIS, William - Naval Security Station
BURGESS, Barbara - Pay Policy Staff
WEBB, Edward - OCMM
BYERS, Terry - Naval Propellant Plant
DAVIS, William E. - Office of Naval Intelligence
HANSEN, Rodney - Office of Naval Intelligence
HOWARD. Robert V. - Office of Naval Intelligence
SEEGERSTEN, Peter - Office of Naval Intelligence
MITCHELL, Lt. Michael L. - Department of the Navy, Surgeon General's Office
EMERY, Captain William M. (USN), Commander, DCASR/DSA, Department of Defense
BATES, Capt. Richard
MARTEL, Lt. Cdr. Sinclair

For the purposes of this request, the words "contacts" and "liaisons" are being used in the way CIA used them in CIA-RDP78-00300R000100090121-9 (dated 1975), which officially disclosed these relationships. A copy of the file can be found at https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP78-00300R000100090121-9.pdf. This request may be limited to the beginning of 1970 through the end of 1979.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, AND Magazine, Unicorn Riot, and more. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and and the journalist non-profit, MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

Additionally, case law states that “proof of the ability to disseminate the released information to a broad cross- section of the public is not required.” Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep’t of Justice, 365 F.3d 1108, 1126 (D.C. Cir. 2004); see Carney v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice, 19 F.3d 807, 814-15 (2d Cir. 1994). Further, courts have held that "qualified because it also had “firm” plans to “publish a number of . . . ‘document sets’” concerning United States foreign and national security policy." Under this criteria, as well, I qualify as a member of the news media.

Additionally, courts have held that the news media status "focuses on the nature of the requester, not its request. The provision requires that the request be “made by” a representative of the news media. Id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II). A newspaper reporter, for example, is a representative of the news media regardless of how much interest there is in the story for which he or she is requesting information." As such, the details of the request itself are moot for the purposes of determining the appropriate fee category.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 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,

Emma Best

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

Good Morning:

I am in receipt of your request as well as another agency. We are currently trying to determine who may have the requested documents. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Ms. Driver

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DON-NAVY-2019-001928&type=request)
* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2019-001928
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 12/10/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: I hereby request the following records: Records generated as a result of liaisons and contacts between CIA. MILLER, Hynemann - Department of the Navy - Director, Interagency Construction Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) BORDEN, Harry H - Department of the Navy - Transportation Office, Navy Overseas Cargo Terminal, Naval Air Station Norfolk CALDWELL, Frank R. - Department of the Navy - Deputy Chief Design Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) DOUGLAS, Walter E. - Department of the Navy - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM), Interagency Construction Division ELLIS Lt. Cmdr. Gary H - Department of the Navy - Navy Focal Point Officer - Office of Naval Intelligence MARKCOM, Ray - Department of the Navy - Executive Assistant for Real Property Management - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) PELLANT, John F. - Department of the Navy - Chief, Transportation Branch - Naval Supply Systems Command "Mr. Johnson" - Naval Research Laboratory KUHNLEIN, John - Naval Security Station WHEELIS, William - Naval Security Station BURGESS, Barbara - Pay Policy Staff WEBB, Edward - OCMM BYERS, Terry - Naval Propellant Plant DAVIS, William E. - Office of Naval Intelligence HANSEN, Rodney - Office of Naval Intelligence HOWARD, Robert V. - Office of Naval Intelligence SEEGERSTEN, Peter - Office of Naval Intelligence MITCHELL, Lt Michael L. - Department of the Navy, Surgeon General's Office EMERY, Captain William M (USN), Commander, DCASR/DSA, Department of Defense BATES, Capt. Richard MARTEL, Lt. Cdr. Sinclair The purposes of this request, the words "contracts" and "liaisons" are being used in the way CIA used them in CIA-RDP78-00300R000100090121-9 (dated 1975). A copy of the file can be found at http://wwww.cia.gov/libraby/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP78-00300R000100090121-9.pdf. This request may be limited to the beginning of 1970 through end of 1979.

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

11 December 2018
Dear Ms. Best:
This acknowledges receipt of your October 18, 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in which you seek a copy of records generated as a result of liaisons and contacts between CIA officials and Naval personnel.
Your request was received by this office on December 10, 2018 and is assigned case number DON-NAVY-2019-001928.  Although the FOIA stipulates a response to you within 20 days, in "unusual circumstances" an agency can extend the twenty-day time for processing a FOIA request if it informs the requester of why it needs the extension and of when it will make a determination on the request.  The FOIA defines unusual circumstances as (1) the need to search for and collect records from separate offices; (2) the need to examine a voluminous amount of records required by the request; (3) the need to consult with another agency or agency component and rely upon them to locate and review these records.  In this case we will need to consult with multiple components within this Headquarters to conduct a search for records.  We will provide a final response to your request in the most prompt manner possible.
If you have any questions concerning the status of your request, please contact Ms. Brenda Driver by telephone 757-443-1958 and cite the case number provided above.  You can also email us at https://foiaonline.gov/foia/action/public/home. (https://foiaonline.gov/foia/action/public/home)
Sincerely,
Brenda Driver
Government Information Specialist
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk
(757) 443-1958

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

December 17, 2018
Dear Ms. Best:
The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN) is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request; received in this office on December 10, 2018 seeking information about the liaisons and contacts between CIA officials and Navy personnel. DON-NAVY-2019-001928 has been processed with the following final disposition: GLOMAR.
The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your reuest.
Your request is being forwarded to the following address for final determination: Naval Support Activity in Northeast Philadelphia St #26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111.
We will assume your FOIA request is satisfied; if not, you may send a response to the point of contact as listed below. The fee associated with processing this request has been waived. Please direct any inquires to Ms. Brenda Driver at (757) 443-1958 or via email at Brenda.Driver@navy.mil. (mailto:Brenda.Driver@navy.mil)
Brenda Driver
Government Information Specialist
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

December 17, 2018
Dear Ms. Best:
The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN) is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received in this office on December 10, 2018 seeking information about the liaison and contacts between CIA officials and Navy personnel. DON-NAVY-2019-001928 has been processed with the following final disposition:  The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN) can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your request.
Your request is being forwarded to the following address for final determination:  Commander, ATTN: FOIA Officer, Naval Supply System Command, 5450 Carlisle Pike, BLDG 309, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 61820-6288.
We will assume your FOIA request is satisfied; if not, you may send a response to the point of contact listed below. The fee associated with processing this request has been waived. Please direct any inquires to Ms. Brenda Driver at (757) 443-1958 or email at Brenda.Driver@navy.mil. (mailto:Brenda.Driver@navy.mil)
Somcere;y,
Brenda Driver
Government Information Specialist
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk

From: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center (FLTC) Norfolk

December 17, 2018
Dear Ms. Best:
The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN) is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received in this office on December 10, 2018 seeking information about the liaison and contacts between CIA officials and Navy personnel. DON-NAVY-2019-001928 has been processed with the following final disposition:  The NAVSUP Fleet Logistic Center Norfolk (FLCN) can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your request.
Your request is being forwarded to the following address for final determination:  Commander, ATTN: FOIA Officer, Naval Supply Systems Command, 5450 Carlisle Pike, BLDG 309, Mechanicsburg, Pennyslvania 61820-6288.
We will assume your FOIA request is satisfied; if not, you may send a response to the point of contact listed below. The fee associated with processing this request has been waived. Please direct any inquires to Ms. Brenda Driver at (757) 443-1958 or email at Brenda.Driver@navy.mil.
Sincerely,
Brenda Driver
Government Information Specialist
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk

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