GSA contracts with CNAS

Heather Akers-Healy filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 273089
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Heather Akers-Healy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Contracts, agreements, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence or
communications with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and any documents referring to the above. CNAS has contracting locations at 1152 15th Street NW Ste 950, Washington, DC 20005-1740 and 1301 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Ste 403, Washington, DC 20004-1733. Their DUNS number is 801194288 and their CAGE code is 4VKW7.

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,

Heather Akers-Healy

From: GSA FOIA

Good Evening Ms. Akers-Healy:

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control *GSA
FOIA I.Q. number 273089.* Please refer to this number in all future
correspondence concerning this request. We have twenty (20) workdays in
which to respond (excluding Federal Holidays). Based on this, we
anticipate response on or prior to *September 8, 2014*.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
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From: GSA FOIA

Good morning Ms. Heather Akers-Healy's:

We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control *GSA
FOIA I.Q. number 273089*. Please refer to this number in all future
correspondence concerning this request. We have twenty (20) workdays in
which to respond (excluding Federal Holidays). Based on this, we
anticipate response on or prior to *September 4, 2014*.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search,
review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given
an estimate of the costs. All estimates are developed in Good Faith and
are based on our reasonable judgment. However, due to the unique nature of
each request and complexity of documents involved, actual costs to search
and review the material may vary. You will be notified of fees, time
frames and any other issues prior to and throughout the process.

Please feel free to contact this office at our Toll Free Number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Ms. Audrey Corbett Brooks, Public FOIA
Liaison Officer at (202) 501-3094 or by email at audrey.brooks@gsa.gov

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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From: Toni Slappy - H1AB

Good Evening:

Ms. Heather Akers-Healy, this is in reference to your U.S. General Services
Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (GSA number
273089) dated Thursday August 7, 2014, in which you requested the following
records:

"Contracts, agreements, purchase orders, invoices, and correspondence or
communications with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and any
documents referring to the above. CNAS has contracting locations at 1152
15th Street NW Ste 950, Washington, DC 20005-1740 and 1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Nw Ste 403, Washington, DC 20004-1733. Their DUNS number is 801194288 and
their CAGE code is 4VKW7."

After a thorough search our Subject Matter Expects, Mr.Phillip Oyoo,
responded that we found contract no. identified as GS10F0419X; we also
found that none of the GSA regions have any delivery orders under this
IDV (Indefinite
delivery vehicle (identified as an “IDV” in FPDS). Examples of IDVs include
the following:
(A) Task and Delivery Order Contracts (see Subpart 16.5), including—
(1) Government-wide acquisition contracts.
(2) Multi-agency contracts.
(B) GSA Federal supply schedules.
(C) Blanket Purchase Agreements (see 13.303).
(D) Basic Ordering Agreements (see 16.703).
(E) Any other agreement or contract against which individual orders or
purchases may be placed.

Would you please tell me specifically what information you are seeking.
Additional information will be very helpful. If what I have provided
satisfies this request, please let me know.

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Ms. Toni L. Slappy,
Program Analyst, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20405
Blackberry: (202) 680-8209
Fax: (202) 501-2727

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From: Heather Akers-Healy

Dear Ms. Slappy:

Thank you for the prompt response to my FOIA request number 273089. In reply to your letter dated today, September 9, 2014, please provide a copy of contract number GS10F0419X, and any correspondence or other documents referring to or associated with that contract. To the best of my knowledge the Center for a New American Security advises and provides training. If there are any further written agreements regarding the services they provide please also release those. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Heather Akers-Healy

From: Edward Johnson - 10QSAD

Ms. Akers-Healy:

I am the subject matter expert dealing with your FOIA request. I've
reviewed the emails you have exchanged with Toni Slappy of our FOIA office.

Please call me to discuss this request.

I want to get a better understanding of the focus of your request and email
is very inefficient for this purpose. Also, much of the information you
appear to be interested is available online and I can walk you through
those sources.

Contract GS-10F-0419X is a Multiple Award Schedule contract for MOBIS
(Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services). Orders are issued by
individual Federal agencies during the life of the contract and are not
identified in the solicitation or contract award documents.

I work on the West Coast, so I will be taking lunch in about an hour.

Thank you,

Ed Johnson
Sr. Procurement Analyst
GSA, Management Services Center
253-931-7102

From: Heather Akers-Healy

Hi Ed,

Thanks for your assistance on the phone today. Your patience and help is much appreciated. Please go ahead and cancel FOIA request number 273089. I will pursue the information I'm seeking with the individual agencies who have utilized the GSA contract.

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 Aug. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #273089.

Thank you for your help.

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