CIA-USAID Liaisons 1970s

Emma Best filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.
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F-00163-19

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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 USAID personnel:

CHAMBERS, Ann
WHITE, James

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.

Note that these details are more than specific enough to conduct a search, a standard upheld by recent court rulings including Shapiro v. CIA, No. 14-00019, 2016 WL 1069646 (D.D.C. Mar. 17, 2016) (Cooper, J.).

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: United States Agency for International Development

May 28, 2019 RE:  USAID FOIA No. F-00163-19 Dear Ms. Best: Thank you for your letter dated May 28, 2019, requesting information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552.  The tracking number for your request is F-00163-19.  Please use this number when corresponding with our office. At this time, we are in the process of perfecting your request.  A perfected request for records reasonably describes such records and is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any) and procedures to be followed.  This process includes reviewing the request for clarity and fee category determination and related commitment to pay, if applicable. Once your request is perfected, you will be notified of the FOIA Specialist assigned to process your case.  If you have questions, please contact us at foia@usaid.gov.  Please cite the above-referenced number when corresponding with our office. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov) Thank you. Sincerely, Pamela A-Campbell
FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: United States Agency for International Development

May 28, 2019 RE:  USAID FOIA No. F-00163-19 Dear Ms. Best: This acknowledges receipt of your May 28, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Specifically, you requested records mentioning/generated as a result of liaisons and contacts between CIA officials and the mentioned USAID personnel. (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/1970 To 12/31/1979). The FOIA provides that fees should be waived or reduced if disclosure of the information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.  As a member of the media, the only applicable fee is duplication.  Duplication is $0.10 per page, but the first 100 pages are free.  After review of the fee waiver criteria, your fee waiver request is moot.  Since the only applicable fee is duplication, and USAID routinely furnishes responsive records to FOIA requesters in electronic format, it's most likely there will be no duplication fees to assess.

Your request has been assigned to Adam Abdi, Program Manager/Senior FOIA Specialist.  You may contact Adam Abdi by email at aabdi@usaid.gov or by phone on 202-712-4769.  Please reference the tracking number cited above in any future correspondence.
Thank you for your interest in USAID. Sincerely,
Pamela A-Campbell
FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: United States Agency for International Development

July 18, 2019

Dear Ms. Best: The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) regrets the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [and Privacy Act] request. This is the final response to your May 28, 2019 FOIA request to USAID. Thank you for your interest in USAID.

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