Communications between Samuel Mun

Jay Cassano filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking #

18-F-0890

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jay Cassano

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails between the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs and Samuel Mun of Lockheed Martin, including attachments to said emails. I am requesting such records for dates January 1, 2018 to present.

I am a member of the news media and the requested documents will be made available to the general public in the course of reporting. 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,

Jay Cassano

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached for the Interim Response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Thank you.

Stephanie A. Radman
Government Information Specialist
for Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0412
Stephanie.a.radman.civ@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Jay Cassano

Hello Stephanie,

Thank you for this interim response. If possible, could you tell me what unusual circumstances impact this request? I thought it was fairly narrowly written, requesting emails between a specific OSD office and a specific individual over a handful of months. An email database search by sender and recipient name should surface the relevant records.

If there is a way that I can further narrow the request in order to expedite processing time, please let me know.

Thank you,
Jay Cassano

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Cassano,

As stated in our interim response, the FOIA defines unusual circumstances as (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. At least one, if not more, of these scenarios applies or would likely apply to your request. While this office handles FOIA requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff (JS), and other component offices, we do not actually hold their records and our office is not geographically located with these organizations. As we do not hold the records, until the required records searches are complete, we are unable to estimate the potential volume of records or the number of consultations that will be required to make a release determination.

Regards,

Stephanie A. Radman
Government Information Specialist
for Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0412
Stephanie.a.radman.civ@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good afternoon,

Attached please find the Final Response to your FOIA request 18-F-0890.

Thank you.

Stephanie A. Radman
Government Information Specialist
for Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0412
Stephanie.a.radman.civ@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Jay Cassano

Hello Stephanie,

Thank you very much for getting this request filled quickly. I greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Jay Cassano

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