Garrison Network Transition and Realignment status (US Marines)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most recent quarterly briefing on the Garrison Network Transition and Realignment status from C4 and Systems Command provided to MROC.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers
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From: U.S. Marine Corps

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal the complete withholding of responsive documents under exemption five (or any other exemption).

First, please consider the president's advice which encourages discretionary release of information even when exemptions are possible.

In 2001, the Supreme Court clearly stated the rule to apply in Exemption 5 cases saying, “To qualify, a document must thus satisfy two conditions: its source must be a Government agency, and it must fall within the ambit of a privilege against discovery under judicial standards that would govern litigation against the agency that holds it.”

See 51 Dep’t of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn., 532 U.S. 1 (2001).

I have a reasonable belief that a status update would contain factual information which is not pre-decisional opinion and therefore not exempt from disclosure.

Please release these records.

Thank you.

From: Cook, Brett D LCDR OJAG, CODE 14

Mr. Smathers,

Our office received the attached FOIA appeal dated November 18, 2012 on
November 28, 2012. Please send the letter from the initial denial
authority (IDA) who denied your FOIA request or tell me which command
was the IDA so that I can process your appeal. Thank you.

V/R

From: Marines

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Marines

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of the Navy

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 28, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 28, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Callaham, Alicie B CIV Code 14

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers, I am Alicie Callaham, Paralegal Specialist & FOIA/Privacy Act coordinator for the office of the Judge Advocate General, General Litigation Division. I received your email requesting the status of your FOIA request being processed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps (ARSF) which our office remanded back to HQUSMC. That office stated that they are processing your request and should be completed within the next couple of weeks. However, you may contact Ms. Mary Malone of that office to further inquire about your request. Ms. Malone will be able to provide you with the status of your request.

Please note that Maj. James Valentine is the New FOIA/PA Branch Head for OJAG code 14. LT Matthew Roush is the assistant FOIA Br. Head. I hope this information helps.

From: Marines

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Marines

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 28, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Malone CIV Mary M

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This refers to your recent inquiry to OJAG (Code 14) regarding an update on your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal [File No. 2013A1100042]. Our records shows that we responded to your appeal request on February 27, 2013 and provided you a copy of the requested documents.

I am enclosing our response letter and a copy of the requested documents within this email transmission. Please confirm your
receipt of the attachments. Any questions please contact me at the telephone numbers provided or send an email to SMB.HQMC.FOIA@USMC.MIL.

From: Jason Smathers

Hello,

We have received the documents.

Thank you.

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