Cohen Veterans

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
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18-09137-F

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From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All partnership details -- including copies of draft and final contracts and email communication between stakeholders (Steve Cohen, David Shulkin and other VA leadership, Anthony Hassan) -- for two recently inked partnerships with the Cohen Veterans Network (detailed here: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4017) and another for Cohen Veterans Bioscience (detailed here: https://www.cohenveteransbioscience.org/2017/05/17/cohen-veterans-bioscience-and-the-veterans-health-administration-announce-landmark-partnership-to-advance-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-trauma-related-brain-disorders/) Records searched should be between Jan. 1, 2017 and May 27, 2017.

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,

Jasper Craven

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Craven,

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated June 19, 2018, in which you requested:

* All partnership details -- including copies of draft and final contracts and email communication between stakeholders (Steve Cohen, David Shulkin and other VA leadership, Anthony Hassan) -- for two recently inked partnerships with the Cohen Veterans Network (detailed here: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4017) and another for Cohen Veterans Bioscience (detailed here: https://www.cohenveteransbioscience.org/2017/05/17/cohen-veterans-bioscience-and-the-veterans-health-administration-announce-landmark-partnership-to-advance-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-trauma-related-brain-disorders/) Records searched should be between Jan. 1, 2017 and May 27, 2017.

The FOIA Service received your request on June 19, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 18-09137-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you requested, if they exist, would be maintained by Office of the Executive Secretary (OSVA). Therefore, we are redirecting your request to this office for a file search and a direct response to you. If you wish to know the status of your request, please contact them directly at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
OSVA, (002B) VACO
FOIA Office: Richard Ha
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Email: osvafoia@va.gov<mailto:osvafoia@va.gov>
Phone: (202) 632-5286
Fax: (202) 273-4880

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to the Mr. Ha.

This concludes the FOIA Service's response to your request.

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline (Jackie) Short
VACO FOIA Service (005R1C)
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