FOIA handbook (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the manual, handbook or other guide(s) used in processing FOIA requests received by the agency.

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Curtis Gibbens

Mr. Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News
Dept MR 10453
P O Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

The Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records related to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff (OSD/JS), which includes the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), and specific OSD components. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is one of the components that falls under the purview of OSD/JS FOIA.

Records responsive to your request can be found at the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center website: This contains DoD FOIA Policy used by DARPA to process FOIA requests.

There are no FOIA fees associated with this response. Your request has been closed in this office.

FYI, this email would not send with address provided, therefore, previous addresses from were used.


Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
For Suzanne Council on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief, Freedom of Information Act Division
Office of Freedom of Information OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0412