DoD IG : Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip Iraqi Sunni Popular Mobilization Forces

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2016-00382
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:

A copy of report DODIG-2016-055, "U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip Iraqi Sunni Popular Mobilization Forces" (Project No. D2015-D00SPO-0213.000)

I am requesting this report in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the Defense Department extensively. As such, I ask to be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Furthermore, I ask that fees be waived since this report concerns a matter of public interest.

In the event that there are fees, 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: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This acknowledges receipt of your March 1, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "a copy of report DODIG-2016-055, U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip Iraqi Sunni Popular Mobilization Forces. (Project No. D2015-D00SPO-0213.000)." We received your request on March 2, 2016, and assigned it case number FOIA-2016-00382.

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

Sincerely,

Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General
703-604-9775

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you for the acknowledgement and tracking number. Please send all correspondence regarding this request to this inbox.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is in reference to your status follow up concerning your March 1, 2016, FOIA request asking for a copy of report DODIG-2016-055.

This report is currently being reviewed by agencies outside of the DoD OIG. As we cannot control how long they take to review documents, it may take considerable time before these agencies respond back to our office. We will provide you with a final response once we receive all reviews.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this matter, please contact the DoD OIG FOIA Requester Service Center at 703-604-9775 or at foiarequests@dodig.mil.

Sincerely,

FOIA Requester Service Center
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General

From: foiarequests

Mr. Musgrave,

Your request numbered FOIA-2016-00382 is still being processed at our agency. Please feel free to follow-up with our office at a later date to inquire the status.

Sincerely,

DODIG FOIA Team

v/r

ERIC R. POWERS
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
Freedom of Information Act
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500
Phone: 703-699-7576

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From: Powers, Eric, OIG DoD

Mr. Musgrave,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2016-00382. 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.

v/r

ERIC R. POWERS
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
Freedom of Information Act
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500
Phone: 703-699-7576

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: foiarequests

Hello,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2016-00382. 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-2016-00382. 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-2016-00382. 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

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Attached please find our Final Response to your March 1, 2016, FOIA request

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General FOIA Requester Service Center at 703-604-9775 or via email at foiarequests@dodig.mil.

Sincerely,

FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense

P. 703-604-9775
F. 571-372-7498
E. foiarequests@dodig.mil

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

I hereby appeal the rejection its entirety of my request, which DODoD IG FOIA office assigned tracking number FOIA-2016-00382.

In its response dated June 28, 2017, the DoD IG FOIA office invokes certain exemptions. I appeal the office's failure to provide non-exempt portions of the report. The FOIA requires agencies to release portions of responsive documents to which invoked exemptions are irrelevant.

I furthermore appeal the application of the invoked exemptions, and ask that you remand this request to DoD IG FOIA office for a good faith review of the responsive document in keeping with its legal obligations under the FOIA.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: foiarequests@dodig.mil

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281407bef)
* Tracking Number: DODOIG-2016-000008
* Requester Name: Shawn Musgrave
* Date Submitted: 03/01/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Request a copy of report DODIG-2016-055 US and Coalition Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip Iraqi Sunni popular Mobilization Forces Project No. D2015-D00SPO-213.000.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please confirm that my latest communication is being treated as an appeal of redactions in documents provided in response to my request, which DODIG assigned tracking number FOIA-2016-00382.

In the latest communication I received from DODIG FOIA (see below), the tracking number DODOIG-2016-000008 was provided, which is incorrect. I wanted to make sure this mixup did not result in any misfiling or improper processing of my appeal.

Best,
Shawn

From: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your FOIA request 2016-00382. Please see attached. If you have any questions about your request, please call our office at 866-993-7005.

Sincerely,
FOIA Team
Office of the Inspector General
Department of Defense

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

I hereby appeal the rejection its entirety of my request, which DODoD IG FOIA office assigned tracking number FOIA-2016-00382.

In identical responses dated June 28, 2017 and July 18, 2017, the DoD IG FOIA office invokes certain exemptions. I appeal the office's failure to provide non-exempt portions of the report. The FOIA requires agencies to release portions of responsive documents to which invoked exemptions are irrelevant.

I furthermore appeal the application of the invoked exemptions, and ask that you remand this request to DoD IG FOIA office for a good faith review of the responsive document in keeping with its legal obligations under the FOIA.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

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