JLENS gyrocopter spotting

George LeVines filed this request with the NORAD Public Affairs Office of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-R-064
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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any summaries or reports generated from the investigation into the JLENS recognition of the gyrocopter that landed on the Capitol lawn as widely reported by local and national news media:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/04/15/a-gyrocopter-just-landed-on-the-capitol-lawn/

Such an investigation exists as confirmed by an email communication from Maj. Jamie L Humphries USAF <jamie.l.humphries.mil@mail.mil> in which it was stated:

"The ongoing investigation will reveal if the gyrocopter showed up on radar or not. NORAD did not launch aircraft or otherwise attempt to intercept the gyrocopter."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. This request is being made in the process of news gathering. As digital editor at DefenseOne.com, I am a member of the news media:

http://www.defenseone.com/about/staff/

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,

George LeVines

From: NORAD-USNC Peterson AFB N-NC SPECIAL STAFF Mailbox CSKA (FOIA) OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

20 October 2015

Mr. LeVines,

NORAD-USNORTHCOM's Public Affairs (PA) office forwarded the subject FOIA
request for records pertaining to the investigation into the JLENS recognition
of the gyrocopter that landed on the Capitol lawn. It has been assigned
USNORTHCOM FOIA case number 16-R-064. Attached is our letter of
acknowledgement.

Kris

KRISTINA L. ROTH, Civ, DAFC
Chief, FOIA and Privacy Act Requester Service Center
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

From: NORAD-USNC Peterson AFB N-NC SPECIAL STAFF Mailbox CSKA (FOIA) OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

23 October 2015

Mr. LeVines,

Attached is USNORTHCOM final response to the subject FOIA request assigned
USNORTHCOM FOIA case number 16-R-064.

Kris

KRISTINA L. ROTH, Civ, DAFC
Chief, FOIA and Privacy Act Requester Service Center
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

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