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

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

NARA-NGC-2018-000395, NGC18-208

NARA-NGC-2018-000395

Multi Request FOIA March Madness 2018 - Agency Talking Points (November 8, 2016 - March 13, 2018)
Status
Completed
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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
___________

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 Archives and Records Administration

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=090004d281855a29)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000395
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 03/13/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Please see attached FOIA request.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request NARA-NGC-2018-000395 has been determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 03/13/2018
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: N/A
* Request Long Description: Please see attached FOIA request.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request NARA-NGC-2018-000395 has had its Tracking Number changed to NARA-NGC-2018-000395. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000395
* New Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000395
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 07/04/2018
* Long Description: Please see attached FOIA request.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and Records Administration
concerning your request for an update to your *FOIAonline* request
NARA-NGC-2018-000395. Your case was also assigned our internal tracking
number NGC18-208. Mr. Stern forwarded your request to me for response.

Your original request, dated March 13, 2018, was for "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."
We responded to your FOIA request on August 17, 2018 through *FOIAonline*
(please see the attached closeout letter). You can access the records on
*FOIAonine* using your *FOIAonline* case number NARA-NGC-2018-000395.

You should have received an automated email from *FOIAonline* when the case
was closed on how to access the records. We apologize if this did not
happen.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Foor,

Thank you so much for your message. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate the responsive materials and the FOIA Online portal appears to be presently nonfunctioning. Could you please assist?

Thanks so much,
Beryl

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email. We are sorry you are not able to see the
documents on *FOIAonline*. I can send the responsive documents to you via
email. Since there are 37 documents, I will need to send the documents to
you in four separate emails. I will title the emails NGC18-208 1 of 4;
NGC18-208 2 of 4; etc. I will get these emails out to you today.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Lipton,

See the attached documents.

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Lipton,

See the attached doucments. Two are large and it looks like will be sent
through google drive.
170323.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1WhNlr-nDbCbWOer4WsOALWBtZtAz7Tuc/view?usp=drive_web>
170330 with Attachments.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1qSXo1Wac-eDcZ2NuswGJx5RyxwDiEEV0/view?usp=drive_web>
170411.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1REhX1Q6MgCnyuwKavtgDEiobEQFV4Dc1/view?usp=drive_web>
170413.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1rPrHygE90nqPY4wS4HP5N6TM9iv0bjRc/view?usp=drive_web>
170510.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1D8YA-N1M8qzWyyI1QTEr7TRuewN8PDaw/view?usp=drive_web>
170511.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/12t3wSody2FkcvWBre1i04-HEHQlcSb7E/view?usp=drive_web>
170517.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1XuFAw5V7IsVBmQgwYTyKa1HZfzGU0P8O/view?usp=drive_web>
170519.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1vZkT-QxM1xdDTz3tVn6ulGs4AGjM2Wh3/view?usp=drive_web>
170522.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/a/nara.gov/file/d/1cTm8xYXBtwl1nt63BDWxu8b4UACcMyok/view?usp=drive_web>

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr,. Lipton,

Please see the attached.

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Lipton,

Please see the attached.

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Lipton,

I received the following email asking for document 170522. However, I did
not recognize the name and wondered if this individual works with you. I
am attaching the document in this email just in case you were unable to
view the document.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Rajendrapuri Goswami (via Google Drive) <raj2222puri@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:27 AM
Subject: 170522.pdf - Request for access
To: <jodi.foor@nara.gov>

Rajendrapuri Goswami <raj2222puri@gmail.com> is *requesting access* to the
following PDF:
170522.pdf
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cTm8xYXBtwl1nt63BDWxu8b4UACcMyok/view?usp=sharing_erl&userstoinvite=raj2222puri@gmail.com&ts=5c00ca49>
Open sharing settings
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cTm8xYXBtwl1nt63BDWxu8b4UACcMyok/view?usp=sharing_erp&userstoinvite=raj2222puri@gmail.com&ts=5c00ca49&actionButton=1>
Rajendrapuri Goswami <raj2222puri@gmail.com> is outside your organization.
Google Drive: Have all your files within reach from any device.
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA [image:
Logo for Google Drive] <https://drive.google.com>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Foor,

Thank you so much for providing these materials so quickly. I really appreciate it, and now that they're on MuckRock, the person requesting access and all others can get to them, so I wouldn't worry about it.

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start and that the weekend is a relaxing one.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Thank you. I appreciate your response.

Happy Holidays.

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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