FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018) (Defense Logistics Agency)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Defense Logistics Agency of the United States of America .
Tracking #

DLA-HQ-2018-002459

Multi Request FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required
Tags

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the 16-month, 5-day period from Tuesday, November 8, 2016 through Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

(SUMMARY)

Any and all talking points and similar memorandums, emails, and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews, and statements.

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(SPECIFICALLY)

Please include in your responsive materials any documents, emails, or communications with the following phrases in the title or subject line:

TALKING POINTS
STMT
STATEMENT
PRESS STRATEGY
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It would be greatly appreciated if materials could be provided on a rolling basis.

1. In the Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division

Please provide first all such materials produced in this agency’s Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division, and any representative thereof.

Please also provide all such materials received by this agency’s Office of Public Affairs or equivalent division, and any representative thereof.

2. Related to all agency employees

Please also include all employee email communications containing the following phrases:

TALKING POINTS
STMT
STATEMENT
PRESS STRATEGY

Alternative Response to 2:

If processing of this portion of this request would require its distribution to another or multiple other offices, it would be greatly appreciated if a response to this request would contain a description of the necessary offices to be tasked, the process by which the search will be conducted, and an estimate of the time and fees to be incurred. Such a description will allow us to better understand the parameters of this FOIA office’s ability to respond to this request as worded and will better enable us to reorganize and limit it as appropriate.

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Additional clarification:

This request is not intended for materials regarding one particular subject or event during this period.

If a different search procedure will be required dependent on segment of time covered, it would be greatly appreciated if a response could contain a description of the necessary difference in approach by time period (for example, if file keeping procedures have changed at some point in the last year and a half or if particular materials have been moved to another location).
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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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Defense Logistics Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281854dc4)
* Tracking Number: DLA-HQ-2018-002459
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 03/13/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please see attached FOIA request.

From: Defense Logistics Agency

Mr. Lipton,

Your request is too broad.  We cannot process "any and all or similar" types of records requests.  You must specify the type of records that you are seeking within the specified timeframe.  With regard to emails, we cannot do a general "key word search" throughout the agency for anyone who may have mentioned those words.  Please provide individual names of email addresses that you would like searched for those key terms.  Please narrow your search by April 16, 2018 or we will assume that you are no longer interested.
Please call me with any questions at 571-767-6183.

Sincerely,
Kathy Dixon

From: Defense Logistics Agency

Mr. Lipton,
You requested a fee waiver.  In order to qualify for a fee waiver, you must provide justification via the following narrative questions.  Please address each one separately.
(1) How the records concern operations or activities of the government.

(2) How the disclosed portions are meaningfully informative on government operations.

(3) How disclosure will contribute to the understanding of the public at large, as opposed to the requester or a narrow segment of persons.

(4) How disclosure will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations or activities.

(5) In addition, you must state what your commercial interests are in disclosure and describe how you will actively disseminate the information to the general public.

If you wish to have your request processed, please provide the requested information or state the dollar limit you are willing to pay for FOIA services.   If you would like to discuss, please contact me at 571-767-6183 and refer to #002459.

Sincerely,

Kathy Dixon

From: Defense Logistics Agency

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DLA-HQ-2018-002459 has been denied. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 03/13/2018
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: No justification received by due date.
* Request Long Description: Media documents and emails.

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