FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018) (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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

18-HQ-F-00471

Multi Request FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)
Status
Rejected
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: National Aeronautics and Space Administration


  • 18-HQ-F-00471 MR. BERYL LIPTON FOIA REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND NEWS MEDIA CATEGORY GRANTED

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Hi Ms. Lipton,

Kindly provide us with a day time phone number so we can give you a call concerning your FOIA request to NASA seeking "any and all talking points and similar memo, emails and transcripts providing advice or direction on how to handle the media, media interviews, and statements. . . ."

Thanks so much,
Nikki Gramian
Chief FOIA Public Liaison
NASA HQ
(202) 358-0625

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dear Ms. Lipton,

Kindly provide this office with a day time phone number so that we can give you a call to discuss your FOIA request seeking "any all talking points . . . on handling media requests" (copy attached). The types of records you seek from our Office of Communications is everything the office does on a daily basis. Your request also does not define which center should do a search. For these reasons, we would like to discuss your request in order to properly task search.

Thank you and I hope to hear from your soon.
Regards,
Nikki Gramian
(202) 358-0625

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration


  • 18-HQ-F-00471 MS. BERYL LIPTON FOIA REQUEST CASE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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