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George Johnston filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America .
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2020-101

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Awaiting Appeal

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From: George Johnston


To Whom It May Concern:

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

An excel list of all investigations for fiscal year 20. The calendar year dates from October 1st 2019 until the processing of this request.

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,

George Johnston

From: U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM

Dear Mr. Johnston,

We have received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is copied below. It has been assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2020-101. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Manual 5400.07, which is available on the internet at: https://open.defense.gov/Portals/23/Documents/FOIA/FOIA_Resources/DoDM%205400.07.pdf?ver=2017-03-15-135646-847. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "all others" fee category, which means you are obligated to pay for all search time beyond two hours and duplication costs after the first 100 pages. We will advise you if the costs are expected to exceed the corresponding amount to process your request after the first 100 pages.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases; therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 9-12 months; it could be more or less. If you wish to discuss this or have any other questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil<mailto:FOIA@socom.mil>.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM

Mr. Johnston,

Our office is in receipt of your inquiry on the status of the FOIA request you submitted to our office. Your request was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2020-101.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases; therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 12-15 months; it could be more or less. Our office would like to assure you that we are already processing documents responsive to your request, and that you will receive a response from us within the time specified above, or much EARLIER.

If you wish to discuss this or have any other questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil<mailto:FOIA@socom.mil>.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM

Dear Mr. Johnston,

This is in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2020-101. Please see attached final response letter, along with a copy of the FOIA request that you submitted to our office.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: George Johnston

I would like to appeal this.

I am not sure why an excel spreadsheet would have personnel identifying information as all you need to do is redact said information.

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