Jason Leopold Bio/talking points (OSD)

JPat Brown filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # SC 15-099-S
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From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Brown:

Attached is your initial request and final response.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Brown:

This FOIA request was assigned it case number 15-F-1607. We ask that you use this number when referring to your request.

However, this request was closed August 24, 2015. Attached is the final response.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All biographical materials/talking points prepared prior to journalist Jason Leopold's 2013 visit to Guantanamo Bay (https://freedom.press/blog/2013/05/guantanamo-tour).
Such materials are described in ICE SOP 17.1 ("Talking points will be reviewed and biographies of the visiting media will be presented.")

I am a journalist, who has written about government transparency in a variety of publications, such as a the Boston Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/op_ed_let_s_put_more_light_in_sunshine_law
In addition, in my capacity as editor of MuckRock, I have both written articles concerning FOIA/Public Records,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/19/amtrak-lounge-car-complaints/
and directly overseen/commissioned articles on the topic from other journalists,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/26/fbi-files-congressman-dickstein-show-close-relatio/
which have in turn been written about in national publications such as the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/07/14/russian-menus-grapeless-jazz-salad-and-other-top-secret-cafeteria-complaints-from-inside-the-cia/

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

JPat Brown

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Brown,

Your FOIA request is currently at DoD OGC level for final review. Due to the volume of cases they're working, our office expects that DoD OGC will complete their review within the next 45 days.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Brown,

I just being advised to seek your concurrence on segregating by redacting without a FOIA exemption of some non-responsive information that is intermixed with the responsive information. This will help to expedite your request without affecting the substance of your request.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: marco.villalobos@dodiis.ic.gov

From: JPat Brown

Mr. Villalobos -
Thanks for reaching out - that sounds fine to me. Let me know if you need anything else on my end.
JPat

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Brown,

I am providing you with an electronic copy of the final response mailed to you on or about November 16, 2017.

Have a nice holidays!

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: JPat Brown

Hi,

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

Sincerely,
JPat Brown

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