Emails on Service Dog Studies

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-04798-F

19-04795-F

19-00250-FOIA, 19-04798-F

19-00250-FOIA

19-04800-F

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price."

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,

Jasper Craven

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Carven,

Attached is the acknowledgement letter concerning your FOIA request to the Board of Veterans' Appeals seeking all emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov) , Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov) , Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov) , Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day.

Ryan McDonald
Supervisory Government Information Specialist
Board of Veterans' Appeals
425 I Street NW, Room 5E110
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 382-3377
FAX: (202) 495-6803
This email is intended only for the use of the person or office to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or protected by law. All others are hereby notified that the receipt of this fax does not waive any applicable privilege or exemption for disclosure and that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please notify me immediately at the telephone number listed above.

From:

Mr. Craven,

Attached please VA's Office of Finance response to your FOIA request.

Thanks much,

Julie Schroeder
FOIA Officer
Office of Finance
Department of Veterans Affairs
202-461-6183

From:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From:

Good morning:

Please see the attached document concerning your FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs FOIA Service Center.

VACO FOIA Service
Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)
Fax: (202) 632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov<mailto:vacofoiaservice@va.gov>
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

Please take a moment and let us know how we did by completing a quick evaluation: Got a minute? Rate Our Service!<https://vaww.vashare.oit.va.gov/sites/QPR/Lists/QPR%20Customer%20Satisifaction%20Evaluation/Item/newifs.aspx>

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QPR's Mission Statement:
"To instill and promote a culture of quality, privacy and risk management in collaboration with our business partners to enable a better Veteran experience."

From:

Short, Jacqueline would like to recall the message, "Acknowledgment Letter 19-04787 thru 04804-F Craven".

From:

Mr. Jasper Craven,

Attached is the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) Acknowledgement letter regarding your request for White House VA Hotline information. Your FOIA case number is 18-04803-F.

Mary H. Thompson
Management Analyst/FOIA Officer
Veterans Experience Office
Cell: (989)306-3685
Email: Mary.Thompson2@va.gov<mailto:Mary.Thompson2@va.gov>

Cc: VEO Assistant FOIA Officers
Mr. Taray Adkins
Mr. Eric Thomas

From:

Good Morning Mr. Craven,

Please see attached FOIA Acknowledgement

Patricia Litewski
FOIA Officer
Procurement Policy Services (OALC-PPS)
Department of Veterans Affairs | Central Office | Washington, DC
Office: 202.632.5952 | Mobile: 202.697.3655 | Email: patricia.litewski@va.gov<mailto:patricia.litewski@va.gov>
Telework: Monday and Thursday | Compressed Work Schedule: 1st Friday

These messages and attachments are For Official Use Only, not to be shared outside intended parties, and may be exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552. If you received these messages and attachments in error, you must inform the FOIA Officer and destroy them immediately. The VA reserves its discovery rights including, but not limited to, objections, privileges, motions, etc.

From:

Good morning Mr. Craven, Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgement of your FOIA Request. I will be processing your request for information related to VHA. Please let me know if you should have any questions. I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you. Sincerely, Amber Heim, CIPP/US, CIPP/G VHA FOIA Officer | Information Access and Privacy Office Office of Health Informatics (10A7) 810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.  20420 Tel. (319) 530-7694 Fax (202) 273-9387

From:

Mr. Craven,
Please disregard the attached response. I didn't realize that the FOIA request number 19-04801-F had already been assigned to our Assistant Secretary for Management. I am cc'ing Ms. Charnae Richardson, the FOIA officer for that office.

Thanks much,

Julie Schroeder
FOIA Officer
Office of Finance
Department of Veterans Affairs
202-461-6183

From:

A no responsive documents response.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

A no responsive documents response.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

A no responsive documents response.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good morning:

Please see the attached document concerning your FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs FOIA Service Center.

VACO FOIA Service
Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)
Fax: (202) 632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov<mailto:vacofoiaservice@va.gov>
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

Please take a moment and let us know how we did by completing a quick evaluation: Got a minute? Rate Our Service!<https://vaww.vashare.oit.va.gov/sites/QPR/Lists/QPR%20Customer%20Satisifaction%20Evaluation/Item/newifs.aspx>

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QPR's Mission Statement:
"To instill and promote a culture of quality, privacy and risk management in collaboration with our business partners to enable a better Veteran experience."

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. Justin Craven,

Attached is the Veterans Experience Office final response, full grant letter, regarding your FOIA request 19-04803-F

Mary H. Thompson
Client Relations Specialist | Veterans Experience Office (VEO)
Office of the Secretary (00V)
Department of Veterans Affairs
T: 989-306-3685
White House/VA Hotline 855-948-2311
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Cc: VEO Assistant FOIA Officer
Mr. Eric Thomas

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 1 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 2 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 3 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 4 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 5 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 6 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 7 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 9 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 10 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 8 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 11 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 12 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 13 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 16 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 14 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

|Email 15 of 16 due to size limitations|

August 2, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-04487-F

Jasper Craven

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 70074

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 021442516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven,

This is the Initial Agency Decision (IAD) from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated and received February 27, 2019, and assigned FOIA tracking number 19-04487-F. You requested:
."All emails between Dr. Michael Fallon (Michael.fallon@va.gov<mailto:Michael.fallon@va.gov>), Gabrielle Saunders (Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov<mailto:Gabrielle.saunders@va.gov>), Stephanie McGovern (Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov<mailto:Stephanie.mcgovern@va.gov>), Jake Leinenkugel and all officials in VA leadership (https://www.va.gov/opa/bios/) concerning service dogs for PTSD between Jan. 1, 2017 and present day. Keywords include: "ptsd" "dog" "canine" "study" "results" "evidence" and "price." (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2017 To 3/1/2019)

Other VA FOIA offices are processing your FOIA request for responsive records located within their FOIA Offices and will issue separate responses accordingly. These include: OGC (19-04788-F), VBA (19-04789-F), VHA (19-04790-F), NCA (19-04791-F), OCLA (19-04792-F), HRA (19-04793-F), OSP (19-04795-F), OPIA (19-04796-F), OAWP (19-04797-F), OIT (19-04798-F), OEI (19-04799-F), BVA (19-04800-F), OF (19-04801-F), OALC (19-04902-F), VEO (19-04803-F), and OIG (unknown).

IAD & Reasonable Searches Dated 5/24/19 & 8/1/19
On May 24, 2019, our search cut-off date, the OSVA FOIA Officer requested that the VA OIT office submit all responsive emails in its possession. On June 6, 2019, the VA OIT office submitted the responsive emails, with the OSVA to conduct secondary searches.

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