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Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A digital/electronic copy of the DSCA Procedures Handbook, the All-Hazards Response OPLAN, the Technical Incident Response OPLAN, and the Defense Support in Complex Catastrophes OPLAN.

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.


Michael Morisy

From: Jenkins, Cheryl D CIV (US)

Mr. Morisy,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 16, 2016, which was received in this office on April 18, 2016. Your request has been assigned case number 16-F-0838 and we ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,800 open requests.

If you find our conclusion less than satisfactory, you have the right to petition the appellate authority, Ms. Joo Chung, Director of Oversight and Compliance, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to ODCMO Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, ATTN: DPCLTD, FOIA Appeals, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700. Alternatively, you may submit your appeal through the OSD FOIA request portal at, or by email to If you use email, please include "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line. Your appeal should cite case number 16-F-0838, should be clearly labeled "Freedom of Information Act Appeal", and must be postmarked or electronically submitted within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter.

Thank you,

Cheryl Jenkins
FOIA Analyst
Office of Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff
Freedom of Information Division (FOID)
Mark Center, Alexandria, VA
Comm: 571-372-0445

From: Jenkins, Cheryl D CIV WHS (US)

The estimated completion date for this request is August 31, 2016.

Cheryl Jenkins
FOIA Analyst
Office of Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff
Freedom of Information Division (FOID)
Comm: 571-372-0445

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Thank you for your response. I will forward your emails to the FOIA office for their action.

My last day working in the OSD FOIA office was Friday, February 16, 2018. It has been a pleasure working with you. If you have any questions regarding FOIA requests or FOIA actions, please feel free to contact my former team leader at 571-372-0413 or <>

Cheryl Jenkins

Management Analyst

Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties and Transparency Division

Directorate for Oversight and Compliance

Office of the Chief Management Officer

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Telephone: 703-571-0026

Fax: 571-372-5967

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Good Afternoon Mr. Morisy:

This pertains to your attached Freedom of Information Act request which you submitted on April 16, 2016. We received your request on April 18, 2016 and assigned it case number 16-F-0838 for tracking purposes. We regret the delay in completing your request.

We are continuing to process your FOIA submission among our current workload of approximately 3,090 requests. However, we understand that due to the passage of time and changing needs of requesters, it is possible that you no longer have an interest in the documents you requested. Therefore, we ask that you review your enclosed request and confirm your continued interest in the requested information. We need to receive your confirmation of continued interest by January 13, 2020. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will conclude that you are no longer interested in this information and will administratively close your request, with no fees assessed. In the event that we do administratively close your request, you may, of course, submit a new request at any time.

Please confirm interest by contacting me at either or (571) 372-0429. We ask that you reference the associated case number in your correspondence.

The OSD/JS FOIA Public Liaison, Darrell Williams, is available at 571-372-0462 or by email at to answer any concerns about the foregoing.
Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

Again, we regret the delay in responding to your request and thank you for your patience.

Thank you.


Toni Wilkerson
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Office: (571) 372-0429


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From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.