DoD : DLA Meggit sole-source

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2015-00619
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Completed

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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:

A copy of report DODIG-2015-120, "Defense Logistics Agency Did Not Obtain Fair and Reasonable Prices From Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems for Sole-Source Commercial Spare Parts (Project No. D2014-D000AH-0180.000)"

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered drones 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 drones:

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 including drones and other matters pertaining to national security and technologies:

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: Byrd, Pauline M., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your May 8, 2015, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request for a copy of report DODIG-2015-120. We received your request
on the same date and assigned it case number FOIA-2015-00619. We currently
have an administrative workload of 755 open cases.

If you have any questions about your request, please feel free to contact
me.

Sincerely,

Pauline Byrd
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General
703-604-8498

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Each FOIA request submitted via the MuckRock system has its own unique email address. To avoid confusion and prevent receiving unnecessary followups, please direct all communications for FOIA-2015-00619 to this email account.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
Investigative reporter, MuckRock

From: Byrd, Pauline M., OIG DoD

Good Morning Mr. Musgrave,

On May 8, 2015, you requested a copy of report number "DODIG-2015-120,
Defense Logistics Agency Did Not Obtain Fair and Reasonable Prices From
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems for Sole-Source Commercial Spare Parts".
This report was proactively released by our component office and a redacted
copy is available at the following link:
http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/report_summary.cfm?id=6445

Please take a look at the report and let me know if this satisfies your FOIA
request. If it does, I will close this request in our office.

VR

Pauline Byrd
Freedom of Information/Privacy Office
Department of Defense
Office of the Inspector General

Phone: 703-604-8498

This email may contain information that is "Law Enforcement Sensitive" (LES)
or "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) or otherwise subject to the Privacy Act
and/or legal and/or other privileges that restrict release without
appropriate legal authority.

From: MuckRock

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Thank you. I consider this request fulfilled.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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