|Submitted||Aug. 23, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I would like copies of all tweets deleted by the old Twitter handle associated with the DARPA (@DARPA_News) from March 2012 to the present. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter @DARPA_News. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the drafting and deletion of these tweets (and the retiring of the account).
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.
I am a journalist whose works have appeared in Slate, VICE, the Massachusetts Review, Kill Screen, and elsewhere. This FOIA request is part of research for an ongoing piece of journalistic work, and as such, I am requesting a fee waiver. I have submitted versions of this FOIA request to other agencies, including the Office of Government Ethics, and in the process, I have been granted this fee waiver without question. My most recent article on this subject appeared in Slate in April 2018 and was titled “Can They Really Delete That?”.
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.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 23, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #18-F-1631.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
This is in response to your letter dated October 16, 2018 inquiring about the status of your August 24, 2018 FOIA request, assigned FOIA Case number 18-F-1631, attached.
Please be advised that your request has been tasked to one of our components to conduct a search for documents responsive to your FOIA request, case number 18-F-1631. The estimated completion date (ECD) for this search is December 1, 2018. If responsive documents are located in the search, they will need to be reviewed by the component to determine their release in accordance with 5 USC 552. In addition, the documents will then require further processing and review through our Office which requires additional time. At present, your estimated completion date is January 9, 2019. Please know this is an estimate which is subject to change.
You may not be aware that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis, a practice which has been recognized by the courts. Your requests will be processed in chronological order based upon the date it was received. Department of Defense FOIA Regulation allows agencies with significant pending requests to process those requests in a multi-track processing system, based upon the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing the request. In fairness to other requesters, we ask your indulgence in allowing us to function in accordance with existing queues for responding to requests. We hope that you can bear with us and understand our problem with volumes of requests. We will act on your requests as soon as we can, and respond directly to you.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.
Ms. Mc Cammon,
Please find our final response to your August 24, 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which is also attached for your convenience. Your FOIA request was assigned case number 18-F-1631. Thank you.