Emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and APA members

Evan Anderson filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-AC-0010-A1
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Communications

From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All email communications between employees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and members of the American Psychological Association.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

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 June 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Anderson,

I contacted the office working your case but they have not completed their search. Please see above case control number for future reference. Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
(305) 437-1108

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 June 12, 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 #SC 14-115-F.

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 June 12, 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 #SC 14-115-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Anderson,

Our agency is in the process to coordinate the final response with the Department of Defense and the OSD OGC. Thank you for your patience.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

I appreciate the update. When can I expect a response? Please let me know.

Sincerely,

-- Evan

From: Evan Anderson

This request, dating back to June, is significantly overdue. Please let me know why it is taking so long and when I can expect my request to be completed.

Thank you,

-- Evan

From: Evan Anderson

It has now been over a month since I was told to soon expect a final response. Please let me know what is taking so long and when I can expect my request to be completed.

Sincerely,

-- Evan

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

A no responsive documents response.

From: Evan Anderson

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
Attn: Mr. James Hogan
1155 Defense-Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

November 10, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

Consider this an appeal to the completion of my Freedom of Information request, case control number SC 14-115-F.

On June 12, 2014, I filed a request with the United States Southern Command for:

“All email communications between employees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and members of the American Psychological Association.”

I believe that the language of my request was misinterpreted. The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest organization of psychologists in the United States and Canada (with around 137,000 members), and "Full membership with the APA in United States and Canada requires doctoral training whereas associate membership requires at least two years of postgraduate studies in psychology or approved related discipline." (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychological_Association#Membership_and_title_of_.22psychologist.22) Therefore, nearly everyone in the United States whose title is "psychologist" is a member of the APA.

I have reason to believe that my request was interpreted as asking for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and members of the APA's governing body (i.e., their President, Board of Directors, or Council of Representatives), rather than for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and all licensed psychologists, as was my attention. I am therefore appealing the response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached my original request and the "No Responsive Documents" response.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

Filed via MuckRock.com

For mailed responses, please address:
MuckRock News
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

From: Evan Anderson

In the last paragraph, the word "attention" should read "intention". Apologies for the mistake.

Sincerely,

Evan

From: Marco T. Villalobos

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Evan

Our agency mailed out the final response last week. You should be getting it soonest.

Please let me know if by the end of this week you have not received and we will mail you another copy of the final response.

Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Evan

Our agency mailed out the final response last week. You should be getting it soonest.

Please let me know if by the end of this week you have not received and we will mail you another copy of the final response.

Thank you for contacting us.

r/
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: MuckRock

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
1155 Defense-Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

November 12, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

Consider this an appeal to the completion of my Freedom of Information request, case control number SC 14-115-F.

On June 12, 2014, I filed a request with the United States Southern Command for:

“All email communications between employees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and members of the American Psychological Association.”

I believe that the language of my request was misinterpreted. The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest organization of psychologists in the United States and Canada (with around 137,000 members), and "Full membership with the APA in United States and Canada requires doctoral training whereas associate membership requires at least two years of postgraduate studies in psychology or approved related discipline." (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychological_Association#Membership_and_title_of_.22psychologist.22) Therefore, nearly everyone in the United States whose title is "psychologist" is a member of the APA.

I have reason to believe that my request was interpreted as asking for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and members of the APA's governing body (i.e., their President, Board of Directors, or Council of Representatives), rather than for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and all licensed psychologists, as was my intention. I am therefore appealing the response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached my original request and the "No Responsive Documents" response.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

Filed via MuckRock.com

For mailed responses, please address:
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12145
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The following FOIA appeal has been mailed to your office. Confirmation of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

________________________________

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
1155 Defense-Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

November 12, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

Consider this an appeal to the completion of my Freedom of Information request, case control number SC 14-115-F.

On June 12, 2014, I filed a request with the United States Southern Command for:

“All email communications between employees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and members of the American Psychological Association.”

I believe that the language of my request was misinterpreted. The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest organization of psychologists in the United States and Canada (with around 137,000 members), and "Full membership with the APA in United States and Canada requires doctoral training whereas associate membership requires at least two years of postgraduate studies in psychology or approved related discipline." (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychological_Association#Membership_and_title_of_.22psychologist.22) Therefore, nearly everyone in the United States whose title is "psychologist" is a member of the APA.

I have reason to believe that my request was interpreted as asking for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and members of the APA's governing body (i.e., their President, Board of Directors, or Council of Representatives), rather than for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and all licensed psychologists, as was my intention. I am therefore appealing the response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached my original request and the "No Responsive Documents" response.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

Filed via MuckRock.com

For mailed responses, please address:
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12145
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of Information
Attn: Appeals Office
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

To Whom It May Concern:

Consider this an appeal to the completion of my Freedom of Information request, case control number SC 14-115-F.

On June 12, 2014, I filed a request with the United States Southern Command for:

“All email communications between employees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and members of the American Psychological Association.”

I believe that the language of my request was misinterpreted. The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest organization of psychologists in the United States and Canada (with around 137,000 members), and "Full membership with the APA in United States and Canada requires doctoral training whereas associate membership requires at least two years of postgraduate studies in psychology or approved related discipline." (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychological_Association#Membership_and_title_of_.22psychologist.22) Therefore, nearly everyone in the United States whose title is "psychologist" is a member of the APA.

I have reason to believe that my request was interpreted as asking for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and members of the APA's governing body (i.e., their President, Board of Directors, or Council of Representatives), rather than for emails between Guantanamo Bay employees and all licensed psychologists, as was my intention. I am therefore appealing the response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached my original request and the "No Responsive Documents" response.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

Filed via MuckRock.com

For mailed responses, please address:
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12145
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 June 12, 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 #15-AC-0013.

Thank you for your help.

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

A no responsive documents response.

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 June 12, 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 #15-AC-0013.

Thank you for your help.

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