|Submitted||Jan. 10, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request for a Mandatory Declassification Review ("MDR") per Section 3.5 of Executive Order ("E.O.") 13526, "Classified National Security Information," (5 F.R. 707, January 5, 2010), and Department of Defense ("DoD") Manual 5230.30-M, "DoD Mandatory Declassification Review Program;" and is submitted to the DoD Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization ("JIEDDO"). I hereby request the following records:
1. All documents, database records, data, meta-data, and imagery regarding the Improvised Explosive Device ("IED") attack on November 14, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed United States Army Specialist ("SPC") David E. Hickman during Operation New Dawn ("OND"); including, but not limited to: JIEDDO reports, Task Force Troy reports, Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell ("CEXC") reports, significant activity ("SIGACT") reports, Iraq Threat Finance Cell ("ITFC") reports, Real-Time Regional Gateway ("RTRG") reports, IED-event storyboards, after-action reports, insurgent tactics, techniques, procedures ("TTP") reports, and lessons learned reports.
1.1) SPC David E. Hickman was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
2. All electronic mail ("e-mail") messages regarding the November 14, 2011, IED attack, including any document attachments (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.), that were sent between JIEDDO and Multi National Division-Baghdad ("MND-B"), Multi National Corps-Iraq ("MNC-I"), United States Forces-Iraq ("USF-I"), United States Central Command ("USCENTCOM"), the Iraq Threat Finance Cell ("ITFC"), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ("NGA"), the National Security Agency ("NSA"), the Defense Intelligence Agency ("DIA"), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF"), and/or the Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") via the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network ("SIPRNET"), the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System ("JWICS"), and/or the NSA Network ("NSANET").
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 at MuckRock.com, 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, 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.
Dear Mr. Scantling,
This is in response to your Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) DEPT MR 15552 FOIA request, dated January 10, 2015, which was sent to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff (OSD/JS) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office.
Please be aware that this office only processes FOIA requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JS) and is not part of the MDR program. There is not a central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) records management, but is, instead, delegated to those officials of the military services and various DoD components that generate and/or maintain the records being sought.
Please also note that for MDR purposes, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) is under the purview of the Army. The Army, who operates its own MDR program, would have cognizance over the information you have requested. If you have not already done so, you should submit your request directly to the Army Declassification Activity at the following address:
Army Declassification Activity
7701 Telegraph Road
Room 201, Casey Building
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860
This action closes your request with this office. There are no assessable fees associated with this response in this instance.
Sean Porter, FOIA Specialist
for Aaron Graves on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office
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