Entwistle Emails

Matthew Page filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-15825

Due Oct. 31, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response
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Communications

From: Matthew Page

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide any releasable emails (including those archived on IRM-maintained backup servers and tapes) from US Ambassador (or Ambassador-designate) James Entwistle (entwistlejf@state.gov or other email addresses used by James Entwistle) that refer to Matthew Page (or "Matt Page", or "Matt" and "INR") between 2013 and 2016. Thank you.

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,

Matthew Page
Advisor, Transparency International

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Matthew Page,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 9, 2017, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously. We currently have a FOIA backlog of approximately 11,897 FOIA cases. Depending on the scope of your request, and the potential volume of responsive material, and other factors, there could be a delay in completing its process. We will provide an estimated date of completion to you, when it becomes available.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

Official
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Matthew Page,

This is in response to your email below regarding FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15825. The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request has been assigned to the appropriate team and is being processed. We will provide an estimated date of completion to you, when it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,200 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Page,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15825.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,800 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Page,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-15825.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Page,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Matthew Page

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your assistance thus far with Freedom of Information Request #F-2017-15825.

Due to the Department of State's delay in fulfilling this request, I no longer require this information.

Please consider #F-2017-15825 cancelled/withdrawn.

As a former State Department colleague I thank you and and wish you the best of luck working through the Department's backlog.

Warmest regards,
Matthew Page
Transparency International

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Page,

This is in reference to your email dated February 21, 2018 regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-15825. Please note that we have forwarded your email to the team assigned to the case for their information and appropriate action.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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