Inventories of data hosted at Data.gov

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # GSA-2017-001029
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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov created on or before Jan. 19, 2017.
- The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov, as of the date your office processes this request.

Data.gov is managed by the U.S. General Services Administration, Technology Transformation Service.

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 email 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,
Joshua Eaton

From: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

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* Tracking Number: GSA-2017-001029
* Requester Name: Joshua Eaton
* Date Submitted: 05/17/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: (1) The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov created on or before Jan. 19, 2017; (2) The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov, as of the date your office processes this request. Data.gov is managed by the U.S. General Services Administration, Technology Transformation Service.

From: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

Good afternoon Mr. Eaton:
We received your request in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control GSA-2017-001029. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence concerning this request. Based on this, we anticipate response on or prior to June 15, 2017.
We have twenty (20) workdays in which to respond (excluding Federal Holidays).   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.
Additionally, please be advised that at any time, you can log into the FOIAonline, to access your original request and review the workflow associated with this-tracking number.   Should you have any further questions, 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 (mailto:gsa.foia@gsa.gov) (202) 501-3094 or by email at audrey.brooks@gsa.gov . (mailto:audrey.brooks@gsa.gov)
Respectfully, Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center
U.S General Service Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number: (855)-675- FOIA
Fax number: (202) 501-2727

  • GSA-2017-001029 - U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acknowled

From: GSA FOIA

Good Morning Mr. Eaton:

This is in reference to your GSA Freedom of Information Act Request:
GSA-2017-001029 , in which you requested "the following records:

(1) The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov created on or
before Jan. 19, 2017;

(2) The most recent inventory of data hosted at Data.gov, as of the date
your office processes this request. Data.gov is managed by the U.S. General
Services Administration, Technology Transformation Service."

According to our subject matter expert, the requested information will
result in an extremely large file that we cannot just provide in an
attachment or thumb drive. As a result, our only other option is to host
the information as a dataset where we would provide you a URL link to
access the data.gov inventory for both dates (most current and on dated on
or before 1/19/2017).

Will this work for you? Please respond within 10 days of this email or
6/13/2017 or we will determine that you are no longer interested and will
close your request.

If you have further questions, please contact me at 202-536-8144 or by
email at duane.fulton@gsa.gov. Thank you and have a nice day.

Respectfully,

GSA FOIA Requester Service Center
Wasington DC Headquarter Office

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From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Eaton - After I sent to you the clarification this
morning, I had another conversation with the subject matter expert and as a
result, I have additional information I want to share with you as well as
additional information I need from you in order that we satisfy the
requirements of your request.

Your request refers to "data hosted at Data.gov." Data.gov is a metadata
catalog, and contains metadata entries for approximately 200,000 datasets.
In the vast majority of cases, the datasets are hosted at the websites of
the participating organizations, not Data.gov.

Data.gov does have a limited capability to host some datasets and provides
this service to a small number of agencies. The data is hosted at
inventory.data.gov, which is for the most part a non-public system except
for the URLs where the small number of datasets are available for viewing
and downloading. The attached spreadsheet responds to your request as
written, reflecting the list of datasets "hosted" currently at Data.gov,
with the blue section showing resources added since 1/19/2017.

If your request was for a list of all the datasets included in Data.gov
(meaning there is a metadata entry for it in the Data.gov catalog), we can
provide that as well, though the dates might not be exactly pre/post
1/19/2017. As stated in my previous email, the responsive file would be too
large to provide as an attachment or even on a Thumb drive but we should be
able to post the file and provide you a URL if that is ok with you.

Please respond within 10 business days of this email or 6/13/2017 or we
will determine that you are no longer interested and will close your
request.

If you have further questions, please contact me at 202-536-8144
<(202)%20536-8144> or by email at duane.fulton@gsa.gov.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Eaton - This is a reminder that in order to complete
your request, we needed you to provide us with a response to our 5/31/2017
clarification request. As of this morning, we have not heard back from
you. Our 5/31/2017 email to you is provided below.

As a result, if we do not hear back from you by close of business (3:00pm)
today, we will be closing your request.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
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which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
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transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
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From: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

GSA-2017-001029 has been processed with the following final disposition: Records not reasonably described.

From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Eaton - Per our conversation and discussion concerning
the 2nd clarification (see email below), I have reopened your request and
have notified the responding Office that you would like to have a copy of the
responsive file posted on as a URL for you to access.

Since we had to reopen the file, we will need 20 business days from today's
date, or until July 26, 2017 to respond to your request.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: Joshua Eaton

Many thanks!

From: gsa.foia@gsa.gov

GSA-2017-001029 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full grant.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by logging into FOIAonline. Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/home?objectId=090004d281315ba2)

From: Joshua Eaton

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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