DoD IG: Inspection of DoD Detainee Transfers and Assurances

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2014-00208
Est. Completion None
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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:

Final report for DODIG-2013-127

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: McHale, Kelly A., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated
November 1, 2013, seeking DoDIG-2013-127, "Inspection of DoD Detainee
Transfers and Assurances." We received your request on December 26, 2013,
and assigned it FOIA case number FOIA-2014-00208. We currently have an
administrative workload of 600 open cases. Please note that our fax machine
was inoperable for a time and we were not able to receive fax requests. The
fastest and most efficient way to submit requests to our office is through
our online submission form at: http://www.dodig.mil/FOIA/submitfoia.html.

We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day
statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our
ability to quickly process your request; in this case, the need for
consultation with one or more other agencies or Department of Defense
components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the
subject matter of the records.

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

Sincerely,

Kelly McHale
Senior FOIA/PA Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: McHale, Kelly A., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

We are continuing to process your FOIA request for DoDIG-2013-127, "Inspection
of DoD Detainee Transfers and Assurances." As you may know, the Department of
Defense, Office of Inspector General (DoDIG) audits and/or assesses other
programs within the DoD. Therefore, we are required to have the reports
reviewed by the offices whose information is found in each report. At
present, the report responsive to your request is being reviewed by other
offices within the DoD. It is difficult to estimate when those offices will
complete their reviews.

If you have additional questions about your request, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Kelly McHale
Senior FOIA Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: McHale, Kelly A., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

We are continuing to process your request. The requested report contains
information that belongs to agencies other than the DoDIG. Subsequently, we
are required to consult with these agencies on the release of the information.
The requested report is currently out for review with other agencies. We hope
to receive their responses soon and provide you with a final response.

Sincerely,

Kelly McHale
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FOIA-2014-00208.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Attached to this message is the response to your above subject freedom of
information act request and responsive documents. Please contact our office

should you encounter difficulty opening the attachments.

Sincerely,

FOIA Requester Service Center
Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General

Phone: (703) 604-9775
E-Mail: foiarequests@dodig.mil

This e-mail is from the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Defense, and 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: Shawn Musgrave

OSD/Joint Staff, Freedom of Information
ATTN: Appeals Office
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC, 20311-1155

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of the partial redaction of responsive documents for FOIA #14-FC-0030 (see attached letter), for which Mr. Steven W. Dabey, Chief of Staff, Detainee Affairs, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, in his capacity as an Initial Denial Authority, determined that certain portions of an inspector general report were properly classified. I originally submitted this request to the Department of Defense Inspector General in November 2013. The DOD-IG assigned my request tracking number FOIA-2014-00208.

Given the length of time that has passed since the report at hand, which was issued in September 2013, I assert that the justifications cited by Mr. Dabey are overruled by the public interest in knowing how the Defense Department has conducted detainee transfers. I thus respectfully request that this report be remanded to the DOD IG for release in full.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock

USCENTCOM
Office of the Chief of Staff
ATTN: FOIA
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill Air Force Base, FL 335621-5101

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of the partial redaction of responsive documents for FOIA #14-0035C (see attached letter), for which Major General Michael X. Garrett, in his capacity as Initial Denial Authority for CENTCOM, determined that certain portions of an inspector general report were properly classified. I originally submitted this request to the Department of Defense Inspector General in November 2013. The DOD-IG assigned my request tracking number FOIA-2014-00208.

Given the length of time that has passed since the report at hand, which was issued in September 2013, I assert that the justifications cited by Major General Garrett are outweighed by the public interest in knowing how the Defense Department has conducted detainee transfers. I thus respectfully request that this report be remanded to the DOD IG for release in full.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Per the attached response from the DOD FOIA office dated July 5, my appeal for partial redactions as submitted has been sent back to DoDIG. Please note that I sent my appeal to DOD FOIA office in the first place at the direction of DODIG's partial denial letter dated May 17 (attached). I also appealed the partial redactions by CENTCOM, per directions in the same May 17 response letter. Please confirm whether my appeal of those redactions were appropriately sent to CENTCOM, or whether DODIG will address my appeals of those redactions, as well.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: foiarequests

Hello,

Your FOIA-2014-00208 is currently being worked response documents should be available to you soon. Thank you for your patience.
Regards,

FOIA Team

From: foiarequests

Hello,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2014-00208. At this time we do not have an estimated date for completion of your request. You can contact this office back at any time for a follow-up on the status of this request.

If you have something then disregard this email.
Regards,

DoD IG FOIA Team

From: foiarequests

Hello,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2014-00208. At this time we do not have an estimated date for completion of your request. You can contact this office back at any time for a follow-up on the status of this request.

If you have something then disregard this email.
Regards,

DoD IG FOIA Team

From: foiarequests

Hello,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2014-00208. At this time we do not have an estimated date for completion of your request. You can contact this office back at any time for a follow-up on the status of this request.

If you have something then disregard this email.
Regards,

DoD IG FOIA Team

From: foiarequests

Hello,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number DoD IG-2014-000208. At this time we do not have an estimated date for completion of your request. You can contact this office back at any time for a follow-up on the status of this request.

If you have something then disregard this email.
Regards,

DoD IG FOIA Team

From: Bull, Daphne, OIG DoD CTR

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

According to our records we have processed and sent a copy of your FOIA Request 2014-00208. If you have any further questions you can contact our office.

Sincerely,

FIOA Team
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense
Phone: 886-993-7005
E-Mail: foiarequests@dodig.mil

This e-mail is from the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Defense, and 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: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Thank you for your response.

In May 2016, I received a redacted copy of the requested document.

I appealed those redactions to the OSD/Joint Staff FOIA Appeals Office as well as to the CENTCOM Office of the Chief of Staff in a letter dated May 20, 2016. The final response letter from DoDIG (attached), directed me to appeal redactions to these two agencies.

However, OSD passed along my appeal to DoDIG, which acknowledged the same in a letter dated July 6, 2016 (also attached). Please note that this letter includes a new tracking number — FOIA-2016-00475 — but clearly refers to the same requested documents as for 2014-00208.

In light of the discrepancies as to the appropriate appeal authority, on July 20, 2016, I inquired to DoDIG whether my appeal had been appropriately forwarded. Since that date, I have only received responses from DODIG to the effect that this request is being processed. I received interim responses from DODIG to this effect on: December 19, 2016; February 17, 2017; March 22, 2017; April 21, 2017; and May 23, 2017. In each such response, the DODIG FOIA team indicated that the relevant request was DoD IG-2014-000208.

According to my records, I have never received any communication indicating that my appeal on DoD IG-2014-000208 / FOIA-2016-00475 has been closed.

Please confirm the current status, then, of this request and its corresponding appeal of redactions in the responsive document.

Best,
Shawn

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