Emma North-Best filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #


Due April 15, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials describing the Foreign Affairs Information Systems (FAIS) and FAIS II, including manuals, instructions, brochures, guides, and update/upgrade logs.

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.


Michael Best

From: FOIA Request

Please provide a timeframe for the records you are seeking.

From: Michael Best

Thank you for reaching out for clarification!

I'm interested in records from 1980-1990.

If the update/upgrade logs turn out to be particularly voluminous, I am willing to limit the scope but will need help identifying parameters to limit the scope by.

Thank you again!

Michael Best

From: FOIA Request

Thank you

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.