JULLS -- NORTHCOM

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the USNORTHCOM - US Northern Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-F-0714
Status
Rejected

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

a. A copy of the Joint Universal Lessons Learned (JULLS) database;

b. A list of all After Action Reports entries in the JULLS database;

c. A list of all Remedial Actions Projects Program entries in the JULLS database.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: USNORTHCOM FOIA Officer - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

Acknowledgment letter for the subject request is attached
(FY13-19NOV2012-NNC09).

Please verify receipt.

Please let me know if you cannot open the attachment.

Kris

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

MuckRock is in receipt of your acknowledgement letter for FOIA Case No. FY13-19NOV2012-NNC09.

MuckRock is willing to pay fees up to $25. Please let us know if anticipated fees exceed $25 in advance of processing the request. In addition, we request digital copies of responsive documents and databases.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News

From: USNORTHCOM FOIA Officer - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

Electronic copy of FOIA case FY13-14NOV2012-NNC09 is attached. Please let me
know if you have any questions.

Kris

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USNORTHCOM FOIA Officer - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Musgrave,

Per response attached emailed on 6 Dec 2012, the subject case has been
closed.

Please acknowledge receipt of the attached response.

Kris

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello:

I am in receipt of your response. Thank you for your help with this records request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Graves, Aaron CIV WHS-ESD

Mr. Musgrave,

As this is a USNORTHCOM matter, you will need to contact their FOIA office directly. This office does not have any association with the processing of their requests.

V/r,

From: Bowers, Michael D CIV WHS-ESD-FOID

Ref: 13-F-0214

Mr. Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 2142
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for an electronic copy of the Joint Universal Lessons Learned (JULLS) database; a list of all After Action Reports (AARs) in JULLS; and a list of all Remedial Actions Projects Program (RAPP). We received this referral from the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) on December 19, 2012.

By asking for the entire database you are essentially requesting every record in the JULLS system. The Joint Staff has advised this request would require manual review of over 1,000 records by 23 different organizations. The initial cost estimates exceed $300,000.

According to DoD 5400.7-R § C1.5.7.2. “About electronic data, the issue of whether records are actually created or merely extracted from an existing database is not always readily apparent. Consequently, when responding to FOIA requests for electronic data where creation of a record, programming, or particular format are questionable, Components should apply a standard of reasonableness. In other words, if the capability exists to respond to the request and the effort would be a business as usual approach, then the request should be processed. However, the request need not be processed where the capability to respond does not exist without a significant expenditure of resources, thus not being a normal business as usual approach. As used in this sense, a significant expenditure of resources in both time and manpower, that would cause a significant interference with the operation of the Component’ mission and would not be a business as usual approach.” Given the amount of resources required to fulfill your request, we do not believe that this request can be classified as “business as usual.”

If you are not satisfied with this action, you may appeal to the appellate authority, the Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to the Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office, Attn: Mr. James Hogan, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter, should cite to case number 13-F-0214, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Michael Bowers, FOIA Analyst
571-372-0421, Michael.Bowers@WHS.Mil
For Suzanne Council, Senior Advisor on behalf of
Paul J. Jacobsmeyer, Chief, Office Freedom of Information
Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff FOIA Request Service Center

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you for your response. I would like to narrow this request to a printout or listing of all entries in the JULLS database.

Thank you.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Council, Suzanne CIV WHS-ESD

Mr. Musgrave,

Final response to your request was rendered to you on 18 Mar 13 via this office by Mr. Mark S. Patrick, Joint Staff FOIA Initial Denial Authority.

Your request for a " listing of all entries in the JULLS database" will be a new FOIA request. We will respond to you soon with new file case number.

USNORTHCOM is independent of this office and has its own FOIA processing office. The USNORTHCOM FOIA Service Center may be reached by email: nc.foia.omb@northcom.mil.

In order for FOIA requests to reach this office, please see the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff FOIA Requester Service Center website: http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/.

Thank you.


From: Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS-ESD

Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 19, 2013, which was received in this office on the same day that it was submitted. Your request has been assigned case number 13-F-0714 and we ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances 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. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,145 open requests.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS-ESD

Mr. Musgrave,

Your estimated date of completion is August 30, 2013.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gaylord, Brandon J CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

Our revised estimated date of completion is November 27, 2013.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

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 Nov. 9, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-0714.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

-----Original Message-----
From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:59 PM
To: requests@muckrock.com
Subject: FOIA 13-F-0714 Final Response

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached is the final response to your FOIA request 13-F-0714

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Shawn Musgrave

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
Attn: Mr. James Hogan
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

May 2, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal for denial of records in FOIA 13-F-0714. As documented in the attached, I narrowed this request considerably. As narrowed, my request for a listing of all entries in the JULLS database cannot be construed as unreasonably burdensome. Given that JULLS is a database, it is reasonable to assume that a summary of its contents can be exported or otherwise produced with minimal difficulty.

For this and any other reasons deemed applicable by the appeals authority, I appeal the rejection of this FOIA request.

Best,

Shawn Musgrave

From: USNORTHCOM - US Northern Command

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please provide an update as to the below appeal (see attached appeal acknowledgement letter). Per my records, I have received no update for more than a year.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, MuckRock

From: Spear, Danaeka L CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your June 22, 2015 e-mail requesting the status of your appeal. Your appeal is still being processed. Your request is currently 254 out of 336 in our processing queue.

Thank you,

Danaeka Spear
Chief, Appellate Office
571-372-0423

From: USNORTHCOM - US Northern Command

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.

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