DoD: Chicago G20 Lessons Learned

Shawn Musgrave 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: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Defense Support of Civil Authorities report produced by the Department of Defense after Chicago G20 outlining lessons learned by DOD from the National Security Special Event(NSSE)/Special Event (SE).

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Aldorfer, Susan CIV WHS-ESD

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, as stated below. Your request was received in this office and assigned FOIA case number 12-F-1291.

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I am not aware of a nexus or connection between the requested information and this office. Records responsive to your request would likely be maintained by the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), which operates its own FOIA office. You may request these records, if they exist, directly from that office. Contact information is located at:

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