COVID-19 FOIA impact (Defense Intelligence Agency)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Defense Intelligence Agency of the United States of America .
Multi Request COVID-19 FOIA impact
Due April 13, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning or describing any impact on the processing of FOIA requests caused by COVID-19 AKA the Corona virus.

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,

Emma Best

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings Ms. Best,

Thank you for submitting your request. We are experiencing technical errors that prevents me from sending you a formalized letter. However, once we are up and running I will email you an official acknowledgement letter. Your request was assigned case #: FOIA 0123-2020.

Due to the current pandemic, we have a limited staff and we are unable to process your request within the 20 days. A case officer will be in touch with you in the coming weeks to give you an estimated processing time.

Thank you in advance for understanding and for your patience.

Very respectfully,

Nahomi Timmons
Staff Officer
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) FAC2C
Desk: 301-394-4913
NIPR: Brittley.Timmons@dodiis.mil<mailto:Brittley.Timmons@dodiis.mil>

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings!

Thank you again for submitting your request to our Agency. As outlined in the acknowledgement letter, we are, unfortunately, experiencing a delay in processing requests that is now exacerbated due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Once the officer has an update on the status of your request, we will contact you via email.

Please accept our sincerest apologies.

Very respectfully,

Nahomi Timmons
Staff Officer
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) FAC2C
Desk: 301-394-4913
NIPR: Brittley.Timmons@dodiis.mil

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings!

Thank you for contacting our office! Unfortunately, we are experiencing significant delays in processing our requests and would like to thank you in advance for your patience. Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your request.

Very respectfully,

Nahomi Timmons
Staff Officer
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) FAC2C
Desk: 301-394-4913
NIPR: Brittley.Timmons@dodiis.mil

From: Emma North-Best

Why was the letter sent months after it is dated?

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Greetings, thank you for contacting our Agency.

Unfortunately our system is currently down and we are not able to review any details regarding your request. However, we will provide you with a response before Friday, January 29th. If you don't hear from us by then, please don't hesitate to email Dennis Vera.

Stay Safe

From: Defense Intelligence Agency

Good morning,

Please see the attached status letter for your request. Please keep in mind we have been experiencing delays in processing. Thank you for your patience.

v/r,

Shara Coghill
Government Information Specialist
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) FAC2C

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