DARPA grant to Tor

Andrew Couts filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-F-0084
Status
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents relating to grants and financial assistance from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), including related projects like Memex, to the Tor Project.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.

Sincerely,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 20, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 20, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 20, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 20, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 20, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. O'Neill,

Attached is the interim response to your FOIA request 17-F-0084.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0407
NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

I received an interim response request today, re: 17-F-0084.

For the record, we did not file this request on Oct. 17. It was filed on April 20, 2015.

Given our linear perception of time—which may only be an illusion—we understand it will not be
impossible for you to send us any records within FOIA's 20-day statutory time period. As a result, we
kindly ask that you waive all applicable fees associated with the search, review and duplication of
any responsive records.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. O'Neill,

I am writing to address your concerns with the interim response provided to you yesterday, 10/20/2016, via email for your FOIA request 17-F-0084. I have attached copies of both your FOIA request 17-F-0084 and that interim response for your convenient reference.

Concerning your request for a fee waiver, in your FOIA request, you ask for “a fee waiver.” Decisions to waive or reduce fees are made on a case-by-case basis and we will make a determination concerning your fee waiver request at the conclusion of the search and assessment of responsive records, should they exist. However, please know that this office will only assess fees if we provide the final response to your FOIA request within the statutory time allotted by the FOIA or the responsive records total more than 5,000 pages, even after a good faith effort on our part to limit the scope of your request.

Concerning the timeline of your request you should know that on October 17, 2016, we received at least 12 FOIA requests from Muckrock. All of these FOIA requests were purported to have been "submitted" at some prior time. We do not know who or where the Muckrock system was emailing or faxing these FOIA requests to. These FOIA requests were NOT received by this FOIA requester service center at the time they were purported to have been "submitted".

I was informed that at least one of these was FOIA requests was received out of channels in an attempt to "piggy-back" a completely new FOIA request on a closed FOIA request response. At that time Muckrock was informed that the new FOIA request was NOT being accepted as part of the old FOIA request and that they needed to submit the new FOIA request in a proper manner via fax (the usual method we receive Muckrock FOIA requests), mail, or via our free Website Public Access link (http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx).

Your FOIA request 17-F-0084 was first received in this FOIA request service center on October 17, 2016.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0407
NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Thanks for the info. I appreciate your attention to this matter. Have a great week.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. O'Neill,

Attached is the final response to your FOIA request 17-F-0084.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0407
NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

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