Cost of U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder tool

William Hartnett filed this request with the U.S. Census Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: William Hartnett

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting the total cost of and the name of the company that developed the current version of the American FactFinder web application, as available here:

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


William Hartnett


From the Desk of Dana Cope, Chief, Freedom of Information Act and Information Branch U.S. Census Bureau

January 31, 2012

Dear Mr. Hartnett:

The U.S. Census Bureau received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request

on: January 25, 2012.

We will process your request within the required 20 business days.

Your FOIA log number is: 2012-00100.

Your request is assigned to FOIA staff member: Vernon Curry.

S/he can be reached at: 301-763-7325 or email:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your FOIA staff member.

Thank you,

Dana Cope
Chief, Freedom of Information Act and Information Branch
U.S. Census Bureau

From: U.S. Department of Commerce