DoD IG : Substantiated Reprisal for Making a Protected Disclosure, Air Force (Dec 2013)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
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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 the report described in the DoD IG Monthly Update January 2014:

Substantiated Reprisal for Making a Protected Disclosure. On December 2, 2013, DoD IG substantiated a reprisal allegation against an active duty U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, who locally suspended the security clearance of a civilian employee in reprisal for the employee disclosing violations of rules and regulations. This report is for official use only.

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: McHale, Kelly A., OIG DoD

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your January 14, 2015, Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request. A copy of your request is attached for your reference. You
previously requested this report in 2014 and we assigned it case number
FOIA-2014-00380. We provided you with a final response to case number
FOIA-2014-00380 on March 31, 2014. In light of the fact that you have
already received the requested report, we are closing your January 14, 2015,
request in this office.


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

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you for the quick response, and apologies for the duplicate!

Shawn Musgrave