John McCain Letter to Secretary Carter

Anon Fire filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Mackie

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all communications (Records include, but are not limited to: email, notes, calls, letters, briefs, or any other forms of communication) between Secretary Ash Carter (or any representative of Ash Carter or his office) and John McCain (or any representative of John McCain or his office). Please include all records (communications) in relation to John McCain's letter titled "SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN SENDS LETTER TO SECRETARY CARTER ON F-35 SCHEDULE DELAYS AND COST OVERRUNS" as seen in link below. Please search for responsive records between October 1st 2016 and the date this request is processed.

http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=A2CEF2C0-CC09-464B-A07D-5D157784085F

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 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,

Patrick Mackie

From: Holcomb, Elizabeth B CTR WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Mackie,

Attached please find the interim response to your FOIA request 17-F-0273.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Holcomb, Sr. FOIA Analyst
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0428
elizabeth.b.holcomb3.ctr@mail.mil

From: Holcomb, Elizabeth B CTR WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Mackie,

We continue to process your FOIA request 17-F-0273. It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. As previously noted, our backlog at the time your request was received was 2,017 open requests. Your request has been tasked for a search for records. Once a search response is received, all releasable records, if any, must be thoroughly reviewed and completely processed prior to their release. As soon as that occurs, you will be sent a formal response letter to your request. Please note the unusual circumstances concerning your request are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. These three factors do
have an effect on the processing of your request. Your patience and understanding in this matter is appreciated.

V/R

Elizabeth Holcomb, Sr. FOIA Analyst
For Adrienne Santos, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0428
elizabeth.b.holcomb3.ctr@mail.mil

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Mackie,

Please note that Liz Holcomb no longer works in this office. We continue to process your FOIA request 17-F-0273. It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. As previously noted, our backlog at the time your request was received was 2,017 open requests. Your request has been tasked for a search for records. Once a search response is received, all releasable records, if any, must be thoroughly reviewed and completely processed prior to their release. As soon as that occurs, you will be sent a formal response letter to your request. Please note the unusual circumstances concerning your request are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the
subject matter of the records. These three factors do have an effect on the processing of your request. Your patience and understanding in this matter is appreciated.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos, Team Lead
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Dickinson, Christine M CTR (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The
component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. We will
contact you if the component requests further clarification. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil

From: Dickinson, Christine M CTR (US)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. We will contact you if the component requests further clarification. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. We will contact you if the component requests further clarification. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been tasked out to the appropriate OSD component to conduct a search for responsive records. The component has been asked to provide an estimated date of completion to this office. You will be contacted once we have that information. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to process your request.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson
OSD/JS Office of Freedom of Information
(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

I have reached out to the office conducting the search for your FOIA request for an estimated completion date. Once I hear from the agency with an estimated completion date, I will provide that date to you. Please understand this will only be an estimate and like all estimates the date is subject to change.

Unfortunately, we have a FOIA backlog of open requests. You may not be aware that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis, a practice which has been recognized by the courts. Your request will be processed in chronological order based upon the date it was received. Department of Defense FOIA Regulation allows agencies with significant pending requests to process those requests in a multi-track processing system, based upon the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing the request. In fairness to other requesters, we ask your indulgence in allowing us to function in accordance with existing queues for responding to requests. We hope that you can bear with us and understand our problem with volumes of requests.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter and regret this delay and any inconvenience it may bring you. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding your case.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson, FOIA Analyst
For Aaron Graves, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good morning,

I have reached out to the office conducting the search for your FOIA request for an estimated completion date. Once I hear from the agency with an estimated completion date, I will provide that date to you. Please understand this will only be an estimate and like all estimates the date is subject to change.

Unfortunately, we have a FOIA backlog of open requests. You may not be aware that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis, a practice which has been recognized by the courts. Your request will be processed in chronological order based upon the date it was received. Department of Defense FOIA Regulation allows agencies with significant pending requests to process those requests in a multi-track processing system, based upon the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing the request. In fairness to other requesters, we ask your indulgence in allowing us to function in accordance with existing queues for responding to requests. We hope that you can bear with us and understand our problem with volumes of requests.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter and regret this delay and any inconvenience it may bring you. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding your case.

Thank you,

Christine Dickinson, FOIA Analyst
For Aaron Graves, on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr
Chief, Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0428
christine.m.dickinson.ctr@mail.mil
Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good afternoon Mr. Mackie,

In response to your Freedom of Information Act request for communication between Senator McCain and Secretary of Defense Carter, two responsive documents were found. The documents can be found at the links below.

http://cdn.defensedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/post_attachment/153244.pdf
http://cdn.defensedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/post_attachment/148572.pdf

As the requested information exists in the public domain, we will close your request with no fees assessed. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Brandon J. Gaylord
Lead Government Information Specialist
OSD/JS FOIA
(571) 372-0413

Let us know how we are doing: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562&s=110

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