DoD IG : Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit Rifleman and Manpack Radios Program

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2015-00600
Status
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-2015-118, Management of the Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit Rifleman and Manpack Radios Program Needs Improvement (Project No. 2014-D000AE-0094.000).

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist, 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 other national media outlets on a wide range of topics:

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, 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: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your May 4, 2015, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request for "a copy of report DODIG-2015-118, Management of the
Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit Rifleman and Manpack Radios Program
Needs Improvement."  We received your request on May 6, 2015, and assigned
it case number FOIA-2015-00600.  We currently have an administrative
workload of 755 open cases.
 
If you have any questions about your request, please feel free to respond to
this email.

Sincerely,

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General DoD IG FOIA Requester
Service Center Suite 17F18
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Each request submitted via the MuckRock system has a unique email address. To prevent confusion and to avoid receiving unnecessary followup communications, please direct all communications for FOIA-2015-00600 to this email address.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
Investigative reporter, MuckRock

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 May 4, 2015. 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-2015-00600.

Thank you for your help.

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Mr. Musgrave,

The report you requested has been forwarded to other DoD agencies for their
review. As soon as I receive their feedback, I can continue processing your
request.

Sincerely,

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General DoD IG FOIA Requester
Service Center Suite 17F18
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

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 May 4, 2015. 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-2015-00600.

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 May 4, 2015. 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-2015-00600.

Thank you for your help.

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Mr. Musgrave,

I have almost completed coordination with all POCs necessary for this report.
I'm hoping to hear a response from one last POC over the next couple of weeks.
As soon as that comes, I will be able to complete my response to your request.

V/R,

William S. Feeney, CDFM-A
FOIA/Privacy/Civil Liberties Office, Suite 17F18
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense
(703) 604-9779
William.Feeney.ctr@dodig.mil

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 May 4, 2015. 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-2015-00600.

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

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Mr. Musgrave,

Unfortunately this Audit report required consultation with outside agencies and I'm still waiting on a final response from one of the agencies that had to review the report prior to release. I followed up with the agency this week, to see what is taking so long, and hope to have a final response next week. As soon as I have their input, I will turn it around within a day or two.

Sincerely,

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General DoD IG FOIA Requester Service Center Suite 17F18
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Mr. Musgrave,

I'm sorry for the continued delay on this report. I've encountered some unique
challenges in trying to release this report that I'm working through now. As
of last week, I'm working with new personnel who are committed to helping me
respond to your request.

V/R,

William S. Feeney, CDFM-A
Contractor
FOIA/Privacy/Civil Liberties Office, Suite 17F18
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense
(703) 604-9779
William.Feeney.ctr@dodig.mil

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD CTR

Mr. Musgrave,

I contacted the agency that is holding this up last week for a follow up.
Because this report closes a lot of requests for this office, it is one of my
priorities to continue to push this along.

However, since it is out of my hands, I can't give you an exact completion
date at this time. All I can tell you is it is at the last agency that must
provide input and I will turn it around quickly once I receive a proper review
from them.

Sorry for the continued delay,

V/R,

William S. Feeney, CDFM-A
Contractor
FOIA/Privacy/Civil Liberties Office, Suite 10B24
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense
(703) 604-9779
William.Feeney.ctr@dodig.mil

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

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

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