DoD UAS report 2013

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense 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 annual report prepared by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics on UAS challenges for FY2013.

It should be the followup to this report: "Department of Defense Report to Congress on Addressing Challenges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems," Jan 2013. Link:

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: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your request has been assigned case number 14-F-0789 and we ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload exceeds 1,200 open requests.

I am the action officer assigned to your request and can be reached at either or (571) 372-0412. Please reference the case number indicated above in all correspondence with this office.


Curtis Gibbens


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, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0789.

Thank you for your help.

From: Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request. The second attachment is the document responsive to your request
which is appropriate for release without excision. Inasmuch as this
constitutes a full grant, I am closing your file in this office. There are
no assessable fees are associated with this response in this instance.


Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
For Suzanne Council on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief, Freedom of Information Act Division
Office of Freedom of Information OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0412