Kessler FOIA processing notes

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-05954-F
Status
Completed

Communications

From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All processing notes and internal communications for FOIA requests filed by investigative journalist Ronald Kessler in April 2013.

According to Kessler's new book, The First Family Detail, Kessler filed a FOIA request in April 2013 with the Air Force for travel expenses related to Joe Biden's use of Air Force Two. On June 6, Biden's office took over handling of the FOIA case. More background can be found here: http://freebeacon.com/politics/joe-biden-stonewalled-foia-request-to-hide-travel-costs/

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,

CJ Ciaramella

From: CJ Ciaramella

Dear FOIA officer:

To assist in locating the processing notes, here is the FOIA tracking number of the request: #2013-03696-F.

If you need any additional information, please contact me. Best,

CJ Ciaramella
(503) 951-9863

From: Rodgers, Denise

Dear Mr. Ciaramella,
This e-mail is an acknowledgement for receipt of your August 21, 2014 Freedom of Information Act request for all processing notes and internal communications for FOIA requests filed by investigative journalist Ronald Kessler in April 2013.
We received your request from the Headquarters Air Force FOIA office on September 10, 2014 since AMC responded to a FOIA request from Ronald Kessler during the April 2013 timeframe.  Your case has been assigned case number 2014-05954-F.  It has been determined that we will be unable to meet the 20 workday timeframe due to coordination with multiple offices involved with the April 2013 request.
If you have any questions concerning your request, you may contact us at 618-229-5573 or via e-mail at
amca6.foia@us.af.mil.  Please reference your assigned case number when making inquiries. (mailto:amca6.foia@us.af.mil)
Sincerely
DENISE M. RODGERS, GS-12, DAFC
AMC Information Access Officer
HQ AMC/A6XX - Scott AFB IL 62225
618-229-5573

From: Rodgers, Denise

Dear Mr. Ciaramella,
This e-mail is an extension notification for your August 21, 2014 Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of all processing notes and internal communications for FOIA requests filed by investigative journalist, Ronald Kessler, in April 2013.  We find a time extension is necessary because of additional coordination required on your request. We will respond to you by October 17, 2014.
In the meantime, if you have any questions concerning this matter, please call me at 618-229-5573 or via e-mail at
amca6.foia@us.af.mil and reference FOIA case number 2014-05954-F when making inquiries. (mailto:amca6.foia@us.af.mil%20and%20reference)
Sincerely
//SIGNED//
DENISE M. RODGERS, GS-12, DAFC
AMC Information Access Officer
HQ AMC/A6XX - Scott AFB IL 62225
618-229-5573

From: CJ Ciaramella

Hi,
Just wanted to check on the status of my request #2014-05954-F. Thank you,

CJ Ciaramella
(503) 951-9863

From: RODGERS, DENISE M GS-12 USAF AMC A6/A6XX

Hello Mr. Ciaramella, You request has been delayed because of additional review by the offices of primary responsibility. We hope to have the reviews completed within the next few weeks.

v/r
Denise

From: CJ Ciaramella

Thanks, Denise. If I may ask, which the primary office conducting the review? Best,

CJ

From: CJ Ciaramella

Hi Denise,
Just wondering if there's any update on my request (#2014-05954-F) and who the primary office of responsibility doing the additional review is. Any update appreciated.

Best,

CJ Ciaramella
(503) 951-9863

From: RODGERS, DENISE M GS-12 USAF AMC A6/A6XX

Hi Mr. Ciaramella. We had to send the FOIA case file to another DoD component for consultation. I hope to have an update for you before the end of next week.

v/r
Denise

From: CJ Ciaramella

Hi Denise,
Just following up on my FOIA request (#2014-05954-F). The last update was three months ago. Is the other DoD component still reviewing? Thanks,

CJ

From: RODGERS, DENISE M GS-12 USAF AMC A6/A6XX

Good Morning, Mr. Ciaramella. I am still waiting on an updated response from SAF FOIA. I will get with them again to see if they have heard back from DoD.

v/r
Denise

From: RODGERS, DENISE M GS-12 USAF AMC A6/A6XX

Mr. Ciaramella, Attached are our final response letter and responsive
records, regarding your FOIA Request 2014-05954-F. I apologize for the
delay; many agencies were involved in the processing of Mr. Kessler's
original request, and they had to review their equities for release
determination. Please let me know if you have any questions.

v/r
Denise

DENISE M. RODGERS, GS-12, DAFC
AMC Information Access Officer
HQ AMC/A6XX - Scott AFB IL 62225
Comm 618-229-5573; DSN 779
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