Deleted Tweets on @VeteransHealth

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Muira McCammon

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 Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs (@VeteransHealth) from November 2008 to the present. This would include any tweets sent out on Twitter that were deleted or kept in draft form from the Twitter account @VeteransHealth. This request also would include copies of any e-mails or correspondence regarding the drafting and deletion of these tweets.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I am a journalist whose works have appeared in Slate, the Massachusetts Review, VICE, 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.

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.


Muira McCammon

From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon Ms. McCammon,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Ms. Carol Farer Swailes will be processing your request and her contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.


Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
"I am a Disabled Army Veteran and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"

From: Farer, Carol

Ms. McCammon,

The purpose of this email is to communicate the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office FOIA Office's response to your October 3, 2017 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Please refer to the attached initial agency decision letter (IAD).

Unless specifically requested by you, a hard copy of the attached documents will not be mailed via postal mail.


Carol E. Farer, RHIA, CHPS, CIPP/G, CHPS
VHA FOIA Officer (10A7)
Information Access & Privacy Office/Health Information Governance
Office of Health Informatics
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20420
Office (772) 562-5284/Fax (202) 273-9387