Computer Hardware Inventory Report

Allan Lasser filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # HQ-2016-00501-F
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From: Allan Lasser

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Information technology (IT) department inventory reports for IT equipment detailing computer hardware in possession of your agency, or any similar records. In particular, inventory reports that detail the models and manufacturers of the computer hardware in your agency's possession currently and historically.

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,

Allan Lasser

From: Department of Energy

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Hi Mr. Lasser,

Thank you for agreeing to pay the $15.00 fee. I will send all subsequent communications to the email address that you provided.

Thanks again,

Naisha Johnson

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

I've attached a signed Interim Letter. I will let you know when Legacy Management responds to your request.

Thank you

Naisha Johnson, Esq.
FOIA Analyst II
CRI Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-0105

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

You requested IT inventory records for computer hardware in our agency's possession currently and historically.

We are currently processing your request. In order to obtain the most accurate records, please clarify the following:

1. What time frame are you requesting? Your state "historically" in your request. In order to process accurately, please provide a specific date range.

2. Are you seeking records from DOE headquarters only? Or, are you seeking records from headquarters AND each DOE program office?

Thank you,

Naisha Johnson

Naisha Johnson, Esq.
FOIA Analyst II
CRI Contractor
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-0105

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

Also, what specific types of computer hardware are you requesting?

Thank you so much for the clarification.

Naisha Johnson

From: Allan Lasser

Ms. Johnson,

I'm happy to clarify my request. Specifically, I'm looking for the oldest piece of computer hardware in your agency's possession. This is part of a larger investigation, which I've documented here: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/feb/24/hunt-governments-oldest-computer/

To directly answer your questions:
1. Date range: as old as possible.
2. All offices, not just DOE headquarters.
3. I suspect that the oldest computer would be a server or mainframe.

If I can provide any more information to help this request move forward, please let me know.

Sincerely,
Allan Lasser

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

Here at DOE, we have headquarters (including program offices) and field offices. Please see this website for clarification: http://www.energy.gov/offices

Are you requesting information for both headquarters and the field offices?

Due to the fact that each field office operates independently, it will take much longer to gather records from each of those offices.

Thanks for your help!

Naisha Johnson

From: Allan Lasser

Hi Naisha,

Considering the time it will take, I'd like to just request information from headquarters. May I separately file against specific field offices at a later date?

Thanks,
Allan

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

We just received the documents from the relevant program office. Our office is conducting the legal review, which should be completed within the next few weeks.

I will let you know if we require any additional information.

Thank you for your patience.

Naisha Johnson, Esq.
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
United States Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-0105

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

We just received a draft final response back from DOE General Counsel's office. The responsive documents are undergoing a final legal review in our office. I anticipate that you will receive the documents from us by Friday, July 1.

Thank you for your patience.

Naisha Johnson

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

I've attached a final response letter and responsive document from the Department of Energy concerning the above-referenced FOIA request.
Regards,

Naisha

Naisha Johnson, Esq.
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
United States Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-0105

From: Allan Lasser

Ms. Johnson,

Thank you very much for providing these documents! Not to be a pain, but would it be possible to provide the electronic version of the spreadsheet that these records were printed from?

Thanks again,
Allan Lasser

From: Johnson, Naisha (CONTR)

Mr. Lasser,

I've attached an Excel version of the responsive spreadsheet.

Naisha Johnson

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