Gary F. Locke email search

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Commerce 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:

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Gary F. Locke (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "just between us" "breach" "big trouble" "too late" "stupid" "bad company" "perception issue" "the real objective" "very slippery slope" or "true disaster". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 01/20/2009 and the date this request is processed. If he does not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Smathers
Filed via
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Daytime: (857) 488- 3081

From: Department of Commerce

Jason Smathers
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Dear Mr. Smathers:

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request at the Department of Commerce on November 18, 2010. The FOIA case number assigned to your request is CRRIF 11-056. If you have questions regarding your request, please contact Bobbie Parsons, Immediate Office of the Secretary, Office of Privacy and Open Government, Room H6204, Washington, D.C. 20230, Telephone – 202-482-3257, e-mail –

Harriette Boyd
Freedom of Information Act Specialist
Office of Privacy & Open Government
202-482-1485 –

From: Jason Smathers


The FOIA request below was acknowledged in November 2010, but according to our records never completed. Please advise?

Thank you.

From: Parsons, Bobbie

Hi Mr. Smathers,

Your request CRRIF 11-056 was responded to on January 11, 2011. Attached you will find a copy of the final response letter that was sent to you.