Department of Defense Public Web Service Desk Records

Muira McCammon 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: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I seek all emails that were sent and received by the Department of Defense Public Web Service Desk between April 1, 2016 and July 21, 2016, including all emails sent and received by Gregory Pugh, Wendy Butler, and James Garrett during the aforementioned interval.

It is not evident to me which sub-agency the Department of Defense (DoD) Public Web Service Desk reports to, so I would appreciate it if you could forward this FOIA request to the appropriate branch of the DoD for processing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am an academic researcher, currently affiliated with the Harvard Law School as well as the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As such, I ask that all fees be waived for this request, given that this request is being made for exclusively educational purposes. I intend to make all requested documents tied to this request available to the general public and also plan to incorporate them into my academic work.

In the event that there are fees (though as an academic researcher I believe that I fully qualify for a waiver), 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
E-mail (Preferred):
Phone: 646-460-0086
For mailed responses, please address:
Muira McCammon
9 Union Street
Northampton, MA 01060

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning,

This email is in response to the status request we received from "" on October 31, 2016.


Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV DPAA DPAA (US)

Good moring,

I no longer work for the OSD/JS FOIA Office. Adrienne Santos (cc'd) will be able to assist you further. Her contact information is 571-372-0414 or

Curtis Gibbens

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Ms. McCammon,

This is in response to your e-mail below requesting status of FOIA request 16-F-1447. Please note that your request is closed in this office. This office sent a response to you on August 29, 2016 asking that you narrow the scope and provide more specific information so that professional employees familiar with the subject matter can locate responsive information with a reasonable amount of effort. Broad sweeping requests lacking specificity are insufficient; and, even where a request sufficiently describes the records sought, an agency is not required to comply with a request so broad that it would impose an unreasonable burden upon the agency. Since this office did not receive a response from you by the requested date, September 30, 2016, it was determined that you were no longer interested and closed your request. Please see attached e-mail. If this status request is from the MuckRock automatic system, we ask that you contact MuckRock to have it shut off.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.


Adrienne M. Santos, Team Lead
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0414