Lyra McKee filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
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From: Lyra McKee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- A list of DARPA funds which operated between 2003 and 2016

- Details of a $150M DARPA fund which sought proposals in the field of teledildonics, including but not limited to:

i) A list of companies awarded money from the fund, with details of each proposal and the date the money was awarded.

ii) The outcome of those proposals and confirmation of whether or not DARPA has licensed the technology and/or continues to work with the company in any way, with relevant details of this e.g. awarded additional money to the company to finance their research.

iii) Copies of minutes of any DARPA meetings - either internal or with external departments/bodies/companies - at which the fund and/or research area was discussed.

iiii) Copies of minutes of meetings between DARPA and fund recipients and applicants.

iiiii) Copies of any email or mail correspondence - or records of other correspondence, such as telephone calls - which discuss the fund and/or research area, including correspondence between DARPA representatives and between DARPA and external bodies e.g. fund recipients, other government departments.

iiiiii) Copies of the contract (template) fund recipients were asked to sign upon being awarded monies.

iiiiiii) Copies of any promotional material and/or briefing documents sent to fund applicants or otherwise advertised.

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.


Lyra McKee


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