Department of Defense Public Information Officer Training Handbooks

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense 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:

Copies of training handbooks, guidebooks, and other learning or guide materials provided to Department of Defense Public Information employees for interactions with the media, public, or for processing Freedom of Information Requests.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Michael Morisy

From: "Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS/ESD" <Brandon.Gaylord@whs.mil>

Mr. Morisy,

We have not received the clarification requested in the below
correspondence. Please clarify by June 29, 2011 to avoid administrative
closure of your request.

Thank you,
Brandon J. Gaylord
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
(703) 696- 3203

-----Original Message-----
From: Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS/ESD
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:46 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Department of Defense
PublicInformation Officer Training Handbooks 11-F-1107

Mr. Morisy,

Could you clarify what you mean by "Department of Defense Public
Information Officers"? Are you looking for broad guidance/training or
FOIA guidance? As currently constructed we cannot begin a search for
this information until we receive further information.

Thank you,
Brandon J. Gaylord
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
(703) 696-3203

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Brandon,

Sorry, I missed that last e-mail. I'm looking for any manuals or handbooks that FOIA officers use or are referred to when deciding FOIA issues, so the latter.

Thanks,

Michael

From: Department of Defense

From: "Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS/ESD" <Brandon.Gaylord@whs.mil>

Mr. Morisy,

Please regard this as the final response to your FOIA request. The links
provided are the primary manuals used by DoD FOIA Officers. Let me know
if you have questions.

http://www.justice.gov/oip/foia_guide09.htm
http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/540007r.pdf

Thank you,
Brandon J. Gaylord
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
(703) 696-3203

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