List of DARPA Mandatory Declassification Request (MDR) requests

Joseph Page II filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-0137
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From: Joseph Page II

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A chronological list of Mandatory Declassification Requests addressed to DARPA for the last five (5) years: To include date requested, date completed, MDR subject requested verbatim, and status of request.

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,

Joseph Page II

From: Bowers, Michael D CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ref: 14-F-0137

Muckrock News
Attn: Joseph Page II
Dept MR 8962
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Mr. Page II,

This is an interim response to your November 13, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records related to MDRs for the last five years (request attached). We received your request on November 13, 2013, and assigned it case number 14-F-0137. We ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

This Office processes requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. In that regard, we already have initiated a search for the type of records described in your request. This Office, however, is unable at this writing to make a release determination on your request within the twenty-day statutory time period, since there are unusual circumstances which impact 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. As a matter of information, our current administrative workload is approximately 1,400 open requests. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you would like to discuss how to modify your request in order to speed the processing time, we would be pleased to discuss this with you. I am the action officer assigned to your request and I may be reached through the information set out below.

You may not be aware that we maintain a website and electronic reading room at: http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/.

Michael Bowers, FOIA Analyst
Michael.D.Bowers.CIV@Mail.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
http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155

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. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0137.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bowers, Michael D CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ref: 14-F-0137

Muckrock News
Attn: Joseph Page II
Dept MR 8962
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Mr. Page II,

This is the final response to your November 13, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records related to MDRs for the last five years (request attached). We received your request on November 13, 2013, and assigned it case number 14-F-0137. We ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Mandatory Declassification Request (MDR) program with Washington Headquarters Services, Records and Declassification Division (RDD), both component(s) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense searched their files for records such as those described in your request. However, DARPA and RDD concluded their search without finding any responsive records.

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 14-F-0137, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Michael Bowers, FOIA Analyst
Michael.D.Bowers.CIV@Mail.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
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155

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