DoD OIG Records Pertaining to Thomas Drake

Owen Barcala filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # DODOIG-2017-000700
Due July 19, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Owen Barcala

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all records in the possession, custody, or control of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General ("DoD OIG") records, regardless of originating agency, pertaining to former National Security Agency ("NSA") employee Thomas Andrew Drake ("Drake"), including cross-references within the records, in the following categories:

1) Records memorializing any investigation into Mr. Drake’s actions, including but not limited to lawful disclosures of information by Mr. Drake within the U.S. Government regarding Trailblazer, lawful disclosures of information to Congress regarding Trailblazer, and allegedly unlawful disclosures of classified information (including but not limited to Trailblazer or ThinThread) to non-governmental third parties;

2) Any documentation memorializing the extent to which Mr. Drake was deemed to qualify as a “whistleblower” under then-existing laws, rules and regulations with respect to his lawful disclosures of classified information;

3) Any “damage” or “harm” assessments made regarding the impact that Mr. Drake’s allegedly unauthorized disclosures of allegedly classified information has had upon the national security of the United States;

4) Any documentation memorializing legal analyses of the viability of taking legal action against Mr. Drake as a result of his allegedly unauthorized disclosures of allegedly classified information, including civil and/or criminal litigation;

5) Any documentation memorializing legal analyses of the viability of bringing criminal charges against Mr. Drake for his lawful disclosures of classified information; and

6) Any documentation memorializing legal, security or policy analyses concerning the decision to drop criminal charges against Mr. Drake.

This request should also be construed to seek all records released to FOIA requester Bradley Moss (and/or his agent, employer, or designee) pursuant DoD OIG request FOIA-2016-00209, and those released during the FOIA civil action now proceeding in the District Court of D.C. as Civil Action No. 16-116, Case 1:16-cv-00116.

CLARIFICATIONS AND NARROWING:

The agency may limit its search to the timeframe between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2011. I preemptively waive any objection to the redaction of names of any US government officials below GS-14, or who were otherwise not acting in a supervisory position. I also preemptively waive any objection to the redaction of names of US government contractors in a position of authority equal or similar to that of a GS-13 civilian employee or below. Please do not limit the search to records created or originated in the DoD OIG; the request is intended to encompass all responsive records regardless of agency. Please produce the records in electronic form.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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,

Owen Barcala

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=090004d2813bd090)
* Tracking Number: DODOIG-2017-000700
* Requester Name: Owen Barcala
* Date Submitted: 06/21/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Request any documents on Thomas Andrew Drake.

From: foiarequests@dodig.mil

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500
06/21/2017
DODOIG-2017-000700
Dear Mr. Barcala,
Please see attached.
Sincerely,
FOIA Team Department of Defense
Office of Inspector General

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General

Good Morning,
We are currently still processing your FOIA Request Number DODOIG-2017-000700. 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.

Sincerely,

FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense

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