GiTMO Detainee Library Standard Operating Procedures

Muira McCammon filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-F-0079
Due Aug. 24, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All versions of the GiTMO Detainee Library Standard Operating Procedures (kept on the NIPER network at P:/JDG/S2/Military Intelligence/Reference Library or elsewhere) that were effective between 2001 and 2016.

I am an academic researcher, currently affiliated with the Harvard Law School as well as the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As such, I ask that all fees be waived for this request, given that this request is being made for exclusively educational purposes. I intend to make all requested documents tied to this request available to the general public and also plan to incorporate them into my academic work. My academic research is specifically on the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Library, and I have also written pieces about Guantanamo for a number of publications, including the Massachusetts Review, the Kenyon Review Online, Slate, and Kill Screen.

If any is considered non-releasable, I ask that what is not classified or declassified be segregated such that it can be released.

As part of a previous FOIA request, your office released a copy of the declassified Interrogation Control Element (ICE) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). On pg. 96, section 12.3.3. of that declassified Interrogation Control Element (ICE) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that was effective in November 2005, there is the following sentence: “For further information on the Library please refer to the library SOP on the NIPER network at P:/JDG/S2/Military Intelligence/Reference Library.” I therefore anticipate that there ARE indeed Detainee Library SOP available, and I look forward to obtaining copies of them.

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,

Muira McCammon

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. McCammon,

Attached is the final response to your FOIA request 17-F-0079.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0407
NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. McCammon,

Your FOIA case was closed within our Office on 10/20/2016. Your request was referred to SOUTHCOM. If you are attempting to write to SOUTHCOM you need to actually write to SOUTHCOM.

As stated in our final response to your on 10/20/2016. This FOIA office only processes requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Staff (JS). There is no central FOIA processing point for records for the entire Department of Defense (DoD). FOIA processing is decentralized and delegated to those officials of the Military Departments and various DoD Components who generate and/or maintain the records being sought or reviewed. For future reference, you may find links to the non-OSD/JS DoD FOIA Requester Service Centers on our website: http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/.

V/R

Charles Marye
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

Our agency is currently working on your FOIA request. Please note that we assigned case control No. SC 17-012-S to your request.

Please for any future inquiries cite our case control number.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

Our agency completed the search for information responsive to your FOIA request and is currently coordinating with other agency the review of over 2200 pages of information. Due this agency current workload, our office final compilation of redactions, and the final coordination with the DoD and OGC it will take our office over 9 months to complete the cycle of review of your case. However, if possible an earlier response will be provided.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108 < tel:305-437-1108 >
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320 < tel:305-437-1320 >
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil >
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil >
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov < Caution-mailto:marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

On or about March 9, 2017, this office inform you that due to the volume of information and coordination review with other agencies it will take us over 9 months to complete your case. Our agency will continue diligently working on your case.

Thank you for contacting us.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108 < tel:305-437-1108 >
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320 < tel:305-437-1320 >
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil >
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil >
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov < Caution-mailto:marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

As previously informed due to the volume of information that required review, redactions, and further coordination, we expect to complete four FOIA request by December 2017. Our agency will continue diligently working on your case.

Thank you for contacting us.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108 < tel:305-437-1108 >
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320 < tel:305-437-1320 >
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil >
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil >
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov < Caution-mailto:marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Muira McCammon

Dear Mr. Marco T. Villalobos,

In a previous (and above) message, you wrote, "As previously informed due to the volume of information that required review, redactions, and further coordination, we expect to complete four FOIA request by December 2017. Our agency will continue diligently working on your case."

I'm writing to clarify that you meant "your FOIA request" and not "four FOIA request". As it would seem unlikely though not altogether implausible that your office intends to only fulfill four FOIA requests in full by December 2017.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter,

Muira McCammon

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

I incurred in a typo when referring to the processing of "YOUR" FOIA request. Please by all means I offer my most sincere apologies for the administrative error as meant to type YOUR not FOUR. Thank you for pointed that out. If no unexpected delays from an outside office that is currently working on your case, our agency is still expecting on providing a response by December 2017.

r/

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108 < tel:305-437-1108 >
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320 < tel:305-437-1320 >
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil >
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil < Caution-mailto:marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil >
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov < Caution-mailto:marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

Ms. McCammon,

Our agency is still pending response(s) from outside agencies.

v/r

Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: Villalobos, Marco T CIV SOUTHCOM SC-CC (US)

Ms. McCammon,

Our agency is still pending response(s) from outside agencies.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. McCammon,

We have been informed by the outside agency working on the review of the documents responsive to your request that due to their current backlog and volume of the responsive documents it will take them about 4 months to complete their review. If possible a maximum effort will be made to provide you with an earlier response.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

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