Iraq OIF Property List (Pub Date July 27, 2007) US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) - Unclassified (For Official Use Only)

Alexa O'Brien filed this request with the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) of the United States of America.
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From: Alexa O'Brien

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I hereby request any and all records including emails; correspondence; meeting minutes and/or meeting notes; audio and/or video, transcripts; memos; presentations; forms; working papers; documents; reports and draft reports; concerning the publication of the unclassified For Official Use Only 'Iraq OIF Property List' (http://wlstorage.net/file/Iraq_OIF_Property_List.csv) on the internet and/or any investigation conducted into that publication by FORSCOM between July 27, 2007 and March 13, 2013.

The publication was said to contain 'US Army managed military equipment in Iraq as recorded by US battle planning systems' and was 'valid as of April 20, 2007.'

According to a published report, on June 26, 2008 a 4/1 IBCT Signal Systems Technician, CW2 David J. Hoskins (david.j.hoskins@us.army.mil) sent an unclassified email to wikileaks@sunshinepress.org stating that he had discovered a web page containing sensitive information that needed to be removed due to confidentiality concerns, specifically http://wikileaks.org/wiki/B_BTRY_2-32_FA_REG_(WA1LB0). (Source: http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Iraq_OIF_Property_List.csv)

Hoskins cc'd First Lieutenant Kirsten A. Rowe from FORCOM (kirsten.rowe@us.army.mil).

If you regard these documents as potentially exempt from disclosure requirements, I request that you nonetheless exercise your discretion to disclose them.

Please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents.

If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you think justifies your refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available under the law.

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, 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 for searching for, reviewing, or copying the records, please notify me before processing if the amount exceeds $100 (five-hundred U.S. dollars).

I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

If you have any questions related to this request please contact me via email at email@alexaobrien.com.

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,

Alexa D. O'Brien

From: Harris, Christine A CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Jeffery, Tuanna P CIV (US)

Subject: FOIA Request referred to Ft Riley KS ref Wikileak Document
(UNCLASSIFIED)
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:50:54 +0000
From: Jeffery, Tuanna P CIV (US) <tuanna.p.jeffery.civ@mail.mil>
To: EMAIL@ALEXAOBRIEN.COM <EMAIL@ALEXAOBRIEN.COM>

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Ms O'Brien,

I have received the referred FOIA request. 4th Brigade is on block leave
until the end of the month. Unfortunately, the entire Brigade is off and I
cannot perform any research or speak with Chief Hoskins or any of the
command Group until they return from block leave. At that time, I will have
a better picture of what occurred and hopefully be able to at least provide
an interim response in addition to this initial interim response.

My apologies for the delay, but their block leave was delayed in order to
place the entire Brigade on leave at once instead of having small portions
gone and trying to track small groups coming and going.

I will let you know as soon as I am able to contact any of the Command Group
and find out if any action was taken reference the incident and if there are
any responsive documents.

Please feel free to call or email at any time. Have a great day!

v/r

Tj
Mrs. Tuanna Jeffery
Installation FOIA and Privacy Act Programs Manager
210 Custer Ave Room 006
Fort Riley KS 66442
785-239-3759 Voice

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From: Jeffery, Tuanna P CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Ms O'Brien,

Please give me a call at the number below as soon as possible. I need to
discuss this request with
You at your first opportunity to call. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

v/r

Tj
Mrs. Tuanna Jeffery
Installation FOIA and Privacy Act Programs Manager

From: Alexa O'Brien

Thank you for speaking with me today.

The following email encapsulates our telephone discussion today regarding my FOIA request no.FA-13-0014.

You informed me that then 4/1 IBCT Signal Systems Technician, CW2 David J. Hoskins, who was in Iraq at the time of the email outlined in my FOIA request is your husband, and that he found the content hosted on WikiLeaks that is outlined in my FOIA request and had just sent one email; that this email no longer exists, and that Hoskins did not follow up on the matter, and there is no record of subsequent records.

Hoskins had also (as outlined my FOIA request) cc'd then First Lieutenant Kirsten A. Rowe from FORSCOM in that email. You also informed me that no information could be found on records related to my FOIA request from First Lieutenant Kirsten A. Rowe, who according to your search of the Global List appears to no longer be in the US Army or currently working as a civilian for the US Army.

I informed you that I would request a secondary review by the Staff Judge Advocate, specifically concerning any further records generated by the cc to First Lieutenant Kirsten A. Rowe to rule out a lack of records.

Have a great day, and thank you for talking with me.

Best Regards,

Alexa O'Brien

From: Jeffery, Tuanna P CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Ms O'Brien,

My apologies for the delay in responding, I was overwhelmed with walk-in
customers on Friday of last week so did not have time to process my emails.
A few corrections below, please.

First, CW3 Hoskins is NOT my husband. He happens to be in the same Brigade
as my husband at this time and was deployed at the same time during this
last round of deployments, however, they were not in the same area. There
was no prior connection or knowledge of each other prior to me contacting
him concerning any existing documents for this FOIA request.

Second, since the documents requested were strictly Fort Riley documents, I
have gone ahead and had SJA perform a review of the No Records finding.
Their conclusion that a good faith and reasonable search effort was executed
and turned up no existing records and to inform you of the No Records
finding.

Confirming also that a search of a Global Email lists and the US Army
personnel management program revealed no records for 1LT Rowe as far as
being an active duty or Reserve/National Guard soldier or civilian employee
for the Government. I found no way to contact her, no forwarding addresses
or phone numbers.

Lastly, CW3 Hoskins came by my office personally to discuss the request with
me and stated simply that he sent the one email and when asked about 1LT
Rowe, stated he did not remember cc'ing her, but he probably did. He also
has no knowledge of her whereabouts or how to contact her. He also stated
that to his knowledge, this was the only action ever taken. As far as he
knows, no investigation was ever performed or initiated and he did not
elevate it further when the document was removed from the website. As far
as he knows, no action was taken by 1LT Rowe either.

I hope that this sufficiently answers your request at this time. Since the
local SJA has reviewed the response, is this sufficient to close out the
request at this time?

Thanks so much for your patience in this matter as I searched and dug around
trying to get to the core of the request. I was fortunate in that he is
still active duty and still stationed here. Otherwise, we may have never
have known anything else on this.

Please respond back by email to confirm as to whether this response is
sufficient and if I can close the request at this time. Thanks again and
have a great week.

v/r

Tj
Mrs. Tuanna Jeffery
Installation FOIA and Privacy Act Programs Manager
210 Custer Ave Room 006
Fort Riley KS 66442
785-239-3759 Voice

I hope you have found my services helpful today. Please take a moment to
complete an ICE Survey to identify any of our services that excelled or
those that may need improvement. Your input allows us to evaluate if
changes are needed in our process to facilitate better customer service.
The link is provided below.

http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=123224&s=17&dep=*DoD&sc=1

From: Jeffery, Tuanna P CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Ms O'Brien,

I am attaching the official memorandum response that follows the email
response I sent you on April 22, 2013. Please note that the local Staff
Judge Advocate office reviewed the No Records Certification and found no
legal concerns at this time. If you wish to appeal the No Records
Certification, you can let me know within 10 days. From that point, it
becomes a review of the No Records finding by the next level of Staff Judge
Advocate and normally you would just receive another memo from them that
pretty much mirrors the one I have sent. It is completely up to you.

I believe he exercised a reasonable search and a good faith effort to locate
any documents, however, it has been 6 years and the normal retention time
for that type of document under our current records management program is 2
years.

I hope that this response will suffice for your records at this time. If
you have any questions, please give me a call or email back and I will do my
best to address them.

Have a wonderful day!

v/r

Tj
Mrs. Tuanna Jeffery
Installation FOIA and Privacy Act Programs Manager

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