Meeting Schedules

Matthew Petti filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking #

21-F-0580

Due March 11, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All daily calendars for officials in the Office of the Legal Counsel between September 19, 2019 and December 2, 2019 containing the non-case-sensitive phrases "Reed," "Inhofe," "Smith," "Thornberry," "AUMF," "SASC," "HASC," and/or "Armed Services Committee."

Public interest favors the disclosure of these documents because they would help corroborate or refute allegations about the Department of Defense's role in legislation laid out in the following article: https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/02/09/the-inside-story-of-how-the-pentagon-blocked-efforts-to-end-the-iraq-war/

I request that you properly classify me as a media requester. I am an investigative journalist for Responsible Statecraft who has written numerous articles on subjects of public interest — including the aforementioned article — and am requesting this information in an editorial capacity.

If any part of these documents are exempt from disclosure, please be sure to review and release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of responsive documents, as the FOIA requires.

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,

Matthew Petti

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

Dear Matthew Petti,
The status of your FOIA request #21-F-0580 has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

https://pal.whs.mil

Sincerely,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Dear Matthew Petti,

Case Number 21-F-0580 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 21-F-0580.
Regards,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Dear Matthew Petti,
The status of your FOIA request #'21-F-0842' has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

https://pal.whs.mil

Sincerely,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Dear Matthew Petti,
Your request has been received by the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center. The request has been assigned tracking # '21-F-0842'. Please log into your account and review your submission.
The application address is https://pal.whs.mil.
Thank you,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Dear Matthew Petti,
Your request has been received by the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center. The request has been assigned tracking # '21-F-1032'. Please log into your account and review your submission.
The application address is https://pal.whs.mil.
Thank you,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Dear Matthew Petti,
The status of your FOIA request #'21-F-1032' has been updated to the following status 'Received'. To log into the PAL Application click on the Application URL below.

https://pal.whs.mil

Sincerely,
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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

Good afternoon,

Mr. Petti,

We continue to process your request. It is our policy that each request
receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters
equally. As previously noted, and unfortunately, our backlog of open
requests at the time your request was received was over 3,569. Once I
receive a response, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to
you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, I will send
you a formal response letter to your request. Please note all documents are
reviewed before we respond. Further note the unusual circumstances
concerning your cases 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 3 factors do have an impact on the processing of your
case.

I have reached out to the component office currently conducting a search for
records responsive to your FOIA request 21-F-0580. I have asked that they
provide me an update on the status of your request and an estimated
completion date (ECD). As soon as I have heard back from them I will
contact you via email and provide you with the ECD. I appreciate your
patience and understanding in this matter.

Very Respectfully,

Tyra Howard

Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0467

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Let us know how we are doing:
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From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Good afternoon
Mr. Petti,

This is in response to your status inquiry regarding FOIA request 21-F-0580
assigned . Please note regrettably the search and review for the requested
records has not yet been completed. The component office conducting the
search for the records you are seeking has not provided this office with an
update on the status of their search at this time. I have again reached out
to the component office as of date, to provide our office a status and an
estimated completion date. We are just waiting their response, hopefully I
will receive a response soon. Once I receive a status I will contact you,
we do appreciate your continued patience and understanding.

Again, we regret the delays associated with the processing of this request.
Please know that every effort is being made to bring processing to
completion. We understand the importance of this information, and will make
every effort to continue to keep you updated regarding the status of the
request.

Very Respectfully,

Tyra Howard

Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

571-372-0467

UNCLASS: <mailto:tyra.d.howard.civ@mail.mil> tyra.d.howard.civ@mail.mil

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

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