First FOIA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Emma Best filed this request with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-HQ-F-00546

Multi Request First FOIA
Est. Completion June 24, 2019
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

*Documents generated as part of the creation of the FOIA office (defined as whatever department, office, or coordinator is responsible for overseeing and/or processing FOIA requests), whether this was at the time of the agency's creation or the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, to include:
1. The instruction to do so from the Agency, as well as any guidance from the senior leadership
2. Documents discussing proposals and procedures
3. Any legal guidance or analysis produced or acquired by the Agency in response to or as part of the creation of the FOIA office
4. Internal documents from the press office, legislative liaison's office (or equivalent), general counsel's office (or equivalent), director's office (or equivalent) or the newly created FOIA office, reacting to or characterizing the office and it's creation

* A copy of the agency's first perfected (successful) FOIA request

* Copies of other FOIA requests filed before the FOIA request described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA requests described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA requests

* A copy of the agency's first successful FOIA appeal

* Copies of other FOIA appeals received by the agency before the appeal described above

* Processing notes, search slips and response documents regarding the FOIA appeals described above

* The first set of guidelines, instructions and/or forms created to control the agency's processing of FOIA appeals

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,

Emma Best

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Good morning Ms. Best,

Attached please find our memorandum acknowledging receipt of your information request, and informing you of the processing and fee categories your request was placed on.
Respectfully,
Mia Nyirenda
MSFC FOIA Public Liaison Officer
NASA Headquarters
MS 5-L9, 300 E Street, SW
Washington DC, 20546
Phone: (202) 358-0680
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From: Emma Best

I am appealing the decision to deny my news media status, as my writing and editorial skills are well established, with hundreds of articles having been published for numerous outlets, including Gizmodo, VICE/Motherboard, MuckRock and other outlets, with some articles reaching over 100,000 readers.

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Good afternoon Ms. Best,

Attached please find the Final Response to your FOIA request dated 21 May 2019 and received on 24 May 2019.

Have a wonderful day.

Respectfully,
Mia Nyirenda
MSFC FOIA Public Liaison Officer
NASA Headquarters
MS 5-L9, 300 E Street, SW
Washington DC, 20546
Phone: (202) 358-0680
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