NASA Emails

Jason Koebler filed this request with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-HQ-F-00356
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, I request records from the following electronic search:

A copy of all emails from the domain "EOP.gov" to senior managers encompassed within the required agency system for retaining emails of senior officials. Frequently this records management policy/system is described by the name Capstone.
https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/grs/grs06-1-faqs.html

If the agency has not yet established NARA-compliant email retention procedures, then I instead request an electronic search of the mailboxes of agency senior managers for all emails that include the EOP.gov phrase in the FROM address.

I limit this request to the time period January 20, 2017 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and tech site (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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, and I ask that this be filed under the news media fee category. 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,

Jason Koebler

From: Sibley, Josephine. (HQ-NN000)


  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER 2

From: Sibley, Josephine. (HQ-NN000)


  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA CLARIFICATION LETTER 2

From: Jason Koebler

Hello,

I am not requesting documents based on a "broad description." I am requesting very specific documents sent to very specific people that are required to be retained by every agency under GRS 6.1. I am requesting emails only from "Capstone officials," which are defined as the following, according to this link: https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/grs/grs06-1-faqs.html

"6. Who are the Capstone officials this GRS covers?

Your agency must document its Capstone officials and submit that information to NARA on form NA-1005. This form includes detailed instructions to help you identify your agency’s officials.

Capstone (permanent) officials are senior officials (e.g., those high on the organization chart) generally responsible for agency and program policy- and mission-related actions. Capstone officials vary agency by agency depending on an agency’s organization and how it carries out agency roles. Some agencies will have more Capstone officials than others.

Federal agencies utilize a variety of titles for senior officials. Agencies using item 010 of this schedule must identify their equivalents for those positions described within each category provided in the item’s description (when applicable).

Cabinet-level agencies implementing a Capstone approach that includes their components or operatives must apply the definition of official to each component separately. For this purpose, the agency should treat each component or operative as though it were a separate agency.

A general rule of thumb for identifying officials is that every record group (RG) the agency includes in the Capstone implementation should have its own group of Capstone officials."

No other agencies have declined to perform this search and NASA cannot simply decline to perform the search because you don't want to do it. I request that you reopen this request.

Thanks,
Jason

From: Sibley, Josephine. (HQ-NN000)

Hello Mr. Koebler,

Please contact Ms. Miriam Brown-Lam at 202-358-0718 or miriam.brown-lam@nasa.gov<mailto:miriam.brown-lam@nasa.gov>, she will be in the office on Monday.

Sincerely,

Josephine Sibley

From: Sibley, Josephine. (HQ-NN000)

Hello Mr. Koebler,

Please be advised, the cost of the search is where the problems exist. If you are willing the pay all of the processing cost for this request, we will process you request. At this point your FOIA request is still on hold.
Please review the website I have included, and provide me the names for the responsive document you are seeking:

https://www.nasa.gov/about/org_index.html.

Thank you.

Jo

From: Sibley, Josephine. (HQ-NN000)


  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA CASE CLOSURE LETTER 2

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  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER 2

  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA CLARIFICATION LETTER 2

  • 17-HQ-F-00356 MR. JASON KOEBLER FOIA CASE CLOSURE LETTER 2