DHS Secretary Napolitano Calendar 2012 (August thru December 2010)

Alexa O'Brien filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-HQFO-00134
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From: Alexa O'Brien

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Secretary Napolitano's Calendar for August thru December 2010.

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,

Alexa O'Brien

From: Pugh, Amy

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment to your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
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Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
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FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Alexa O'Brien

I am a member of the press.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

My work has been published in the Guardian, Salon, and featured by PBS Frontline, On The Media and Public Radio International. My work was also shortlisted for the 2013 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

From: Alexa O'Brien

DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax: 202-343-4011

RE: 2014-HQFO-00134

Dear Ms. Pugh,

On November 21, 2013 I write an email disputing my designation as a commercial provider on November 20, 2013.

(see below)

From Alexa O'Brien to Department of Homeland Security on Nov. 21, 2013:

I am a member of the press.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

My work has been published in the Guardian, Salon, and featured by PBS Frontline, On The Media and Public Radio International. My work was also shortlisted for the 2013 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

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I am writing asking for you to acknowledge receipt of my dispute of being designated a commercial provider. The documents in questions are frequently FOIA'ed records and I am a member of the press.

Please advise,

Alexa O'Brien

From: Price, Chaquonna

Good afternoon,

Please note that your FOIA request is being processed and you will have a response soon.
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you.

From: Pugh, Amy

Good afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

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