I BS S Contract and Code of Conduct

William Fernandes filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

A-2022-00987

21-00514-F

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: William Fernandes

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request

I was seeking copies of :
1. The contract between IBSS and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the hiring of contractors for handling FOIA on behalf of the Department of Justice
2. A copy of the Code of Conduct, for IBSS contractors working for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
3. The total spending with IBSS for 2020, and 2021, thru the date of the request.

The requester is a member of the news media and seeks costs waived as the disclosure is in the public interest.

VAUGHN Index Requested for any materials cited for exemption.

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,

William Fernandes

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Subject: DEA FOIA/PA Case Number 21-00514-F

Good afternoon Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request by the Drug Enforcement Administration, FOIA/PA Section. This response is a courtesy reply. It does not replace the acknowledgement letter that will be sent to you once your request has been reviewed by our Intake Unit. Please note, requests are handled in the order they are received. We will advise you if any additional information is required.

Please be advised, due to necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there may be some delay in the processing of your request.

You may wish to visit DEA's public facing website at www.dea.gov<http://www.dea.gov> or the FOIA Library available at https://www.dea.gov/divisions/dea-foia-library to determine if the information you seek is already available to the public.

You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at (571) 776-3139 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at (202) 741-5769.

If you have any questions regarding this email, you may contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the processing of your request.

Sincerely,

Wanda D. Jones
Program Analyst
Intake Unit (FSRN)
Freedom of Information & Privacy Act Section(FSR)
HQ Drug Enforcement Administration
Wanda.d.jones@usdoj.gov<mailto:Wanda.d.jones@usdoj.gov>
571-776-2965
Teleworking M-F

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From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good afternoon Mr. Fernandes: Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request 21-00514-F.  If you have any questions, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300. Sincerely, Yvette D. Davis, Chief Intake Unit Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section Drug Enforcement Administration Telephone: (571) 776-2300 E-mail: DEA.FOIA@dea.gov PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachments herein) may contain personal andprivileged information that requires protection in compliance with the PrivacyAct of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a). Any useof this information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have received this communication inerror, please immediately delete all copies of this information and notify meby e-mail. The use, dissemination,distribution, or reproduction of this communication by unintended recipients innot authorized and may be unlawful.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good Morning Mr. Fernandes,

Please see the attached status letter concerning the FOI request (21-00514-F) you submitted to the Drug Enforcement Administration on June 28, 2021.

v/r
GIS Nichelle Lonon

Nichelle Lonon
Government Information Specialist
Processing Sub-Unit (CCARP)
FOIA and Privacy Act Unit
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Phone: (571) 776-2994
Email: Nichelle.H.Lonon@dea.gov<mailto:Nichelle.H.Lonon@dea.gov>

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From: Drug Enforcement Administration

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

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