Memos related to US military Predator decision (Navy)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
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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:

-Memos, documents and reports related to the Predator UAV Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD)

-USACOM message (1 December 1995) to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding procurement and utility of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

-Joint Requirements Oversight Council memo (JROCM 151-95, 16 Dec 95) to Secretary of Defense Predator UAV recommendations

-Joint Requirements Oversight Council memo (JROCM 010-96, 12 Feb 96) to Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Technology Predator UAV recommendations

-Secretary of Defense memo (9 Apr 96) to Secretaries of Military Departments, CJCS and Under Secretaries of Defense DEFS, assigning UAV Service Lead

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: Portner, Joshua M CTR OPNAV, DNS-36

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached an official response to the subject FOIA Request. Also attached is a copy of the FOIA request as received by this office.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

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. 16, 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: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Musgrave,

Per our 5 December correspondence, your request was referred to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center for action and direct response to you. If you have any questions regarding the current status of your request, please call (866) 574-4970.

For future communications, please send all FOIA correspondence to this office via the donfoia-pa@navy.mil address, to ensure a prompt response. In order to more quickly identify the subject request, you may wish to include the DON FOIA Case Number we provided in our previous correspondence (DON 2013F110252 for this request).

Additionally, Mr. Harry Craney is not the DON FOIA Public Liaison. The DON FOIA Public Liaison is Ms. Robin Patterson. Therefore, please address any future FOIA requests to Ms. Robin Patterson to ensure they are received and processed promptly.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Patterson:

Thank you for your assistance with this request DON 2013F110252. Please let me know if MuckRock can provide any further clarification of the requested documents.

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. 16, 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: 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. 16, 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: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Musgrave,

Per the letter sent to you dated 4 December 2012 (copy attached), your request was forwarded to the OSD/JS FOIA office. As this is not the proper office for the processing of your request, our file on this request was subsequently closed. We are unable to provide an update on the processing of requests sent to outside offices.

For your convenience, we contacted the OSD/JS FOIA Office with regard to your request. They advised that they received a copy of your request on November 16, 2012 and assigned it case number 13-F-0137. If you are seeking an update on the processing of this request, please contact the OSD/JS FOIA office at (866) 574-4970 and mention OSD/JS FOIA case number 13-F-0137.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

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. 16, 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: DONFOIA-PA

Mr. Musgrave,

See the April 4, 2013 response below.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

May 15, 2013
Navy
Navy
Ms. Robin Patterson
Chief of Naval Operations (DNS-36)
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On April 4, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Per the letter sent to you dated 4 December 2012 (copy attached), your request was forwarded to the OSD/JS FOIA office. As this is not the proper office for the processing of your request, our file on this request was subsequently closed. We are unable to provide an update on the processing of requests sent to outside offices.

For your convenience, we contacted the OSD/JS FOIA Office with regard to your request. They advised that they received a copy of your request on November 16, 2012 and assigned it case number 13-F-0137. If you are seeking an update on the processing of this request, please contact the OSD/JS FOIA office at (866) 574-4970 and mention OSD/JS FOIA case number 13-F-0137.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

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On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On March 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Jan. 30, 2013:

Ms. Patterson:

Thank you for your assistance with this request DON 2013F110252. Please let me know if MuckRock can provide any further clarification of the requested documents.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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On Jan. 15, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Per our 5 December correspondence, your request was referred to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center for action and direct response to you. If you have any questions regarding the current status of your request, please call (866) 574-4970.

For future communications, please send all FOIA correspondence to this office via the donfoia-pa@navy.mil address, to ensure a prompt response. In order to more quickly identify the subject request, you may wish to include the DON FOIA Case Number we provided in our previous correspondence (DON 2013F110252 for this request).

Additionally, Mr. Harry Craney is not the DON FOIA Public Liaison. The DON FOIA Public Liaison is Ms. Robin Patterson. Therefore, please address any future FOIA requests to Ms. Robin Patterson to ensure they are received and processed promptly.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

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On Jan. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Dec. 5, 2012:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached an official response to the subject FOIA Request. Also attached is a copy of the FOIA request as received by this office.

V/r,

CNO(DNS-36) Navy FOIA Office

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On Nov. 16, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Memos, documents and reports related to the Predator UAV Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD)

-USACOM message (1 December 1995) to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding procurement and utility of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

-Joint Requirements Oversight Council memo (JROCM 151-95, 16 Dec 95) to Secretary of Defense Predator UAV recommendations

-Joint Requirements Oversight Council memo (JROCM 010-96, 12 Feb 96) to Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Technology Predator UAV recommendations

-Secretary of Defense memo (9 Apr 96) to Secretaries of Military Departments, CJCS and Under Secretaries of Defense DEFS, assigning UAV Service Lead

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.

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