DLA audits of Law Enforcement Support Office (2000 to present)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Defense Logistics Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # DLA-16-HFOI-00025
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All final audit reports for audits conducted of the DLA Disposition Services, Law Enforcement Support Office and any predecessors that administrated the 1033 program.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the DLA and the 1033 program extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of national media outlets on topics pertaining to national security and law enforcement:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Dixon, Kathy

Dear Mr. Musgrave;
We have received your November 13, 2015 Freedom of Information Act request on November 13, 2015 and assigned it DLA FOIA Case Tracking # HQ DLA-16-HFOI-00025.
We process all requests on a "First-In, First-Out" queue basis. The Department of Defense has established three queues for FOIA requests: Expedited, Simple, and Complex. Your request has been assigned to the Complex queue. For requests within the Simple queue we strive to provide a final response within 20 business days. In the meantime, please contact me at the e-mail address or phone number below if you have questions or wish to inquire about the status of your request.
Sincerely,
Kathy M. Dixon 703-767-6183 or
kathy.dixon@dla.mil (mailto:kathy.dixon@dla.mil)

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

I have not received any acknowledgement of this FOIA request. Please confirm receipt, and provide a tracking number.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Mansfield, Judith DLA CIV DISPOSITION SERVICES

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Please call me at your convenience to discuss this FOIA request.

As responsive records have been provided to you in response to your FOIA request (Case number DRMS-14-MFOI-00052 - request submitted by you as requests@muckrock.com), I would like to discuss this request with you.

Respectfully,

Judith R. Mansfield
FOIA/Privacy Officer
DLA Disposition Services
DLA Logistics Information Service
74 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, MI 49037-3084
(269) 961-4513
Judith.Mansfield@dla.mil

From: Dixon, Kathy R DLA CIV GENERAL COUNSEL

Mr. Musgrave,

We have categorized you as media and are processing. To continue, we need you to narrow your search to specific audit dates " "all" final 1033 program audits is too broad. Also, your request is seeking any "predecessors" to the final audits. That is too broad for us to search in a non-random form. If you want us to provide any other documents, please specify the title of the documents you are seeking prior to the final audits.

Note: As stated in our earlier acknowledgement to you on November 13, 2015, please "forward" a copy of the original requests sent to our office as we have no other submissions from you.

We need you to respond no later than January 8, 2015 or we will assume that you are no longer interested.

Sincerely,

Kathy M. Dixon, CIPP/US/G
HQ FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of General Counsel
(703) 767-6183/DSN 427-6183

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you for acknowledging this request. Please resend the Nov 13, 2015 communication by email, as I am unclear which communication you mean.

For the present FOIA, I agree to narrow my request as follows:

All final audit reports for audits conducted of the DLA Disposition Services, Law Enforcement Support Office from 2000 to the present, or as far back as such final audit reports are maintained.

To clarify, this request is not for audit reports conducted by LESO, but for audits of LESO and its programs.

Please let me know if the above clarifies things and narrows the request sufficiently.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Dixon, Kathy R DLA CIV GENERAL COUNSEL

Thank you for narrowing your request.

From: Dixon, Kathy R DLA CIV GENERAL COUNSEL

Mr. Musgrave,

You are combining several different FOIA requests. We (HQ) are handling your request for audits of LESO with tracking #16-HFOI-00025. The request for agencies enrolled in LESO (#15-MFOI-00017) is a separate request being handled by Disposition Services. We ask that you NOT combine the requests if you would like us to process as expeditiously as possible. To prevent further delays, when inquiring, please keep requests separately and do not cut and paste several different requests and responses together. If you do this, we will not be able to process and may require you to resubmit all requests separately to help us understand what is being requested.

We are still processing your requests and are endeavoring to provide a response to you as quickly as possible. We hope to have a response to you no later than January 27, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Kathy M. Dixon, CIPP/US/G
HQ FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of General Counsel
(703) 767-6183/DSN 427-6183

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Dixon -

Apologies for the mixup. Please send future communications regarding FOIA #16-HFOI-00025 — regarding audits of LESO — to this email address. This will prevent further followups concerning other FOIAs.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Dixon, Kathy Michelle CIV (US)

Hi Shawn,

Due to FOIA backlogs, we are unable to complete our requests within the statutory deadline. We expect a response to you no later than March 18, 2016.

If you have concerns, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. Oleinick at lewis.oleinick@dla.mil.

Sincerely,

Kathy M. Dixon, CIPP/US/G
HQ FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of General Counsel
Office: (703) 767-6183/DSN 427-6183
Business Cell: 571-363-0706

From: Dixon, Kathy Michelle CIV (US)

Good Morning,

Your request is in the final review stage. We hope to have it signed and mailed within the next few days.

Kathy Dixon

From: HQ FOIA Requester (HQ DLA)

Your request has been mailed.

FYI

From: HQ FOIA Requester (HQ DLA)

Your response was placed in the outgoing mail today.

From: Defense Logistics Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Defense Logistics Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: HQ FOIA Requester (HQ DLA)

You have requested the final response several times, and in response, we provided a duplicate copy. Please communicate with your colleagues that MuckRock has received the response. As a courtesy, attached is another copy.

Sincerely,

Kathy Dixon

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