Communications regarding Phalanx sale to Japan

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications and reports, including but not limited to emails and memos, pertaining to the possible foreign military sale of 15 Phalanx conversion kits to Japan, per this announcement from DSCA:

To aid in processing this request, you may limit the search for records within OSD to the office of ASD (APSA) and to the time period from September 2017 to present.

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


Jay Cassano


Dear Jay Cassano,
Case Number 18-F-1074 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 18-F-1074.
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center


An interim response, stating the request is being processed.


Good Morning Mr. Cassano,

Please find attach the final response to your FOIA request 18-F-1074.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Thank you!

Claudia Cisneros | FOIA Analyst
ODS/JS Office of Freedom of Information
O: (571) 372 - 0428