Head Health Challenge Correspondence

Greg Otto filed this request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOC-NIST-2016-000378
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From: Greg Otto

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails between the National Football League, General Electric, Under Armour and NIST pertaining to the Head Health Challenge between September 2012 and December 2015.

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,

Greg Otto

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Please see the attached letter acknowledging receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Sincerely,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Please see the attached letter requesting clarification of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: Greg Otto

Catherine -

For further clarification, I am looking for all emails pertaining to the Head Health Challenge from:

Jeff Miller, NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, member of NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee
Dr. Mitch Berger, NFL chairman of the sub-committee on the long-term effects of brain and spine injury
NIST scientist Mike Riley
NIST scientist Aaron Forster
Alan Gilbert, Director healthymagination, GE
Kevin Haley, President, Product & Innovation, Under Armour

I am looking for emails between September 2012 and December 2015.

Again:

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,

Greg Otto

From: foia

Thank you for writing to check on the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). We are working on compiling the fee estimate for your revised request and plan to have it to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Please see the attached letter regarding the estimated fees for the processing of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: Greg Otto

Amy & Catherine,

I am requesting that my categorization be changed from "all other" to "news media."

The documents will be used in the course of an assignment for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology news site. Motherboard regularly covers head health science and these documents will be used to further that coverage:
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-color-changing-helmet-material-could-help-detect-concussions
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-halifax-consciousness-scanner-wants-to-change-how-we-care-for-the-brain
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-nfl-should-combat-concussions-with-cannabis

Further, I cover scientific stories that are often related to NIST.
http://fedscoop.com/could-revamped-r-d-strategy-change-federal-cybersecurity-culture
http://fedscoop.com/why-ais-future-is-risky-but-not-scary
http://fedscoop.com/nist-launches-its-first-data-app-challenge
http://fedscoop.com/what-is-a-cyber-microscope-and-how-does-it-mimic-our-own-brain

Please let me know how this changed the estimated fee total. 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.

Regards,

Greg Otto
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Please see the attached revised fee estimate based on your fee category change to “Media.”

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: Greg Otto

Amy,

Consider this my written assurance that I will pay the $108.00 associated with this request.

Regards,

Greg Otto
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $108.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Please see the attached letter acknowledging receipt of your written assurance and your check for payment of the estimated fees for the processing of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Thank you,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office
/for/
Catherine S. Fletcher
NIST FOIA Officer

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

Thank you for writing to check on the status of your request. We are working on the review of the responsive documents and the submitter notification process for the documents that originated outside NIST. We will begin sending documents on a rolling release basis as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued patience,
Amy Egan
NIST FOIA Office

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

We are continuing to work on the review of the documents and conducting the submitter notification process. At this time, we do not need additional clarification regarding the request. Thank you for your continued patience as we process your request.

Amy Egan
Management and Organization
National Institute of Standards and Technology
301-975-2819

From: foia

Mr. Otto,

I am preparing to mail you an interim response with a portion of the responsive records on a disk. Please clarify the best mailing address to use. Your initial incoming request has a MuckRock address in Boston, but some of your emails have a Washington, DC address.

Please let me know your preference.

Thank you,

Amy Egan
Management and Organization
National Institute of Standards and Technology
301-975-2819

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please send materials responsive to this request to the following request:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 23058
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Thank you.

From: National Institute of Standards and Technology

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: National Institute of Standards and Technology

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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