National Guard Bureau (WikiLeaks)

Alexa O'Brien filed this request with the National Guard Bureau/JA-FOIA of the United States of America.
Tracking # J-14-0016
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Alexa O'Brien

November 27, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and is submitted on behalf of journalist Alexa O’Brien.

I seek any and all documents in the National Guard Bureau’s possession that pertain to the WikiLeaks website or organization from January 2006 to the present date.

I am a “representative of the news media” for fee waiver purposes. See Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp. 362, 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989). My work has been published in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Guardian UK, Salon, and featured by PBS Frontline, On The Media and Public Radio International. Based on my status as a “news media” requester, I am entitled to receive the requested record with only duplication fees asserted. Further, because disclosure of this information will “contribute greatly to the public understanding of the operation or activities of the government,” duplication fees should be waived.

There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on our request within ten (10) calendar days.

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

I requests that documents responsive to this request be provided to me in electronic format on a CD-ROM.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this request.

Sincerely,

Alexa O’Brien

From: National Guard Bureau/JA-FOIA

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Guard Bureau/JA-FOIA

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good afternoon -

Your request is currently at position #150 in our queue for processing and the preliminary estimated completion date of May 30, 2014 (the date given for all requests received in November) remains.

Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Morning,

Request #J-14-0016 is currently #148 in our queue with a estimated completion date on May 30, 2014.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Morning Ms. O'Brien,

Request #J-14-0016 is currently #143 in our queue, but the a estimated completion date remains as May 30, 2014.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good Afternoon Ms. O'Brian,

Your request is currently #141 in our queue. We are awaiting coordination of the final response. We are hoping to have completion by June 30, 2014. Our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. Contact us if you have additional questions or concerns.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Ms. O'Brian,

We are continuing to process your request. The estimated completion date of this action is now July 31, 2014.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Ms. O'Brien,

We are continuing to process your request. The adjusted estimated completion date of this action is now September 30, 2014.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-2918 (COMM) 703-607-2918 (Toll Free) 844-573-2939
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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. 27, 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 #J-14-0016.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR NGB ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good afternoon -

Attached is another copy of your acknowledgement letter for your reference. The request is continuing to be processed.

Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
(703) 601-6884

From: National Guard Bureau/JA-FOIA

A no responsive documents response.

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