IT Hardware Inventory Report

Greg Otto filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 16-04442
Status
Completed

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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:

Inventory reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) for information technology equipment, or another record of that nature, that would detail the computer hardware in the possession of this agency. In particular, I'm interested in the models and manufacturers of the computers in this agency's possession currently and historically.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public on FedScoop.com, 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
FedScoop
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Dear Mr. Otto,

Re: FOIA Tracking No. 16-04442-F

This is concerning your February 24, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeking:

“Inventory reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) for information technology equipment, or another record of that nature, that would detail the computer hardware in the possession of this agency. In particular, I'm interested in the models and manufacturers of the computers in this agency's possession currently and historically.”

The FOIA Service received your request on February 24, 2016.

We are in communication with other VA offices concerning this information.

Please do not hesitate in contacting me concerning your request.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Dear Mr. Otto:

Thank you for contacting us following-up on your request.

Your request stated you are looking for “Inventory reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) for information technology equipment, or another record of that nature, that would detail the computer hardware in the possession of this agency. In particular, I'm interested in the models and manufacturers of the computers in this agency's possession currently and historically.”

In searching for records, one portion of your request is broad, in that, you did not provide a timeframe in which the Department of Veterans Affairs should search for records in regards to “historically.” Are you looking for the past year, past two years, etc.

Before we can completely respond to your FOIA request, please provide us the timeframe as stated above. Please respond. If we do not hear back from you within 30 working days concerning this portion of your request, we will assume that you are no longer interested. (38 C.F.R. § 1.561(h)(2))

If you have any questions about this email, please contact me.

Very Respectfully,
Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Greg Otto

Diane,

I am looking for inventory reports dating back to 2011.

Regards,

Greg Otto
FedScoop

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Otto,

I am working on this and will hopefully have it completed this week.

Please contact me if you have any other questions.

V/R,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

MuckRock News,

Please know that this request (16-04442-F) is still being processed. The files are very large.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Greg Otto

Thank you Diane! I will check back in a month.

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Otto,
Your request was received on 4/24/14 and referred to the Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Mr. Tallman. Our FOIA system shows the case was closed on 11/24/15. However there was no corresponding information to review. I have emailed Mr. Tallman and requested that he provide you an update to your request. Mr. Tallman may be reached at 202 461-7430.

Ms. Doloras Johnson
Government Information Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy & Records Mgmt
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7233
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

We will be mailing this response within the next couple of days.

Thank you for your patience.

Diane Cooke
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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