FCC/Booz Allen Hamilton Correspondence Re: FOIA 2013-212

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-568
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All email messages sent between Warren Firschein of the FCC and Erica Goode of Booz Allen Hamilton in regards to FOIA 2013-212, filed by Michael Morisy of MuckRock.

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,

Zack Sampson

From: Stephanie Kost

Dear Mr. Sampson:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2013-568. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 10/29/13. If additional time is needed to respond to your request you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.

FCC FOIA Office

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 Sept. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-568.

Thank you for your help.

From: Warren Firschein

Dear Mr. Sampson,

This is an update on the status of your recent FOIA request, which seeks "[a]ll email messages sent between Warren Firschein of the FCC and Erica Goode of Booz Allen Hamilton in regards to FOIA 2013-212, filed by Michael Morisy of MuckRock."

Your FOIA request is currently being processed. Please note that our office was closed during the recent extended government shutdown, which has impacted the Commission's ability to respond to your request in a timely manner. My unofficial guidance would be that the agency's response is likely to be finalized sometime within the next ten or twelve working days, but that is just an estimate; it may very well take less time than that. Accordingly, would you consent to an extention of time for the Commission to respond to your request until Friday, November 15, which would adjust the Commission's initial deadline by the number of working days lost to our office due to the shutdown?

Please don't hesitate to contact me at this e-mail address with any further questions or comments.

From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

Yes, an extension until Nov. 15 is alright.

Thank you.

From: Warren Firschein

Thanks!

From: Warren Firschein

Mr. Sampson:

Please see the attached response to your recent FOIA request, which sought all email messages between me and Erica Goode in regards to FOIA 2013-212, filed by Michael Morisy.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. I may be reached at warren.firschein@fcc.gov<mailto:warren.firschein@fcc.gov>.
Best wishes,

Warren Firschein

Attorney

Office of the Managing Director

FCC

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