DoD IG : Joint Interagency Task Force-Syria vetting Process for New Syrian Forces

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2015-00974
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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-2015-175, "Evaluation of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Syria vetting Process for New Syrian Forces"

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:

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: Kirkland, Larry B., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your September 25, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "a copy of DoD IG report 2015-175. We received your request on September 28, 2015, and assigned it case number FOIA-2015-00974. We currently have an administrative workload of 720 open cases. If you have any questions about your request, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Larry Kirkland
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General
703-604-8498

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From: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2015-00974. Please feel free to contact this office at any time for a follow-up on the status of your FOIA Request.

From: foiarequests

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2015-00974. Please feel free to contact this office at any time for a follow-up on the status of your FOIA Request.

Sincerely,

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

From: foiarequests

Mr. Musgrave,

As of today, we are still waiting on the response another agency reference to your 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

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From: foiarequests

Hello,

Your FOIA-2015-00974 is currently being worked response documents should be available to you soon. Thank you for your patience.
Regards,

FOIA Team

From: Powers, Eric, OIG DoD

Mr. Musgrave,

We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number FOIA-2015-00974. 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-2015-00974. 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-2015-00974. 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 September 25, 2015, FOIA request.

If you have any questions 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
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense

P. 703-604-9775
F. 571-372-7498
E. 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.

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