Naval Surface Warfare Center solicitation/award for Digital Receiver Technology

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Naval Sea Systems Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-F-00008
Status
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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:

Any contracts, service agreements and invoices with Digital Receiver Technology, Inc pursuant to solicitation N0016410GJT18-0029.

Per the online description (see link below): "The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has a requirement for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Equipment and Training. The Government intends to procure on a sole-source basis from Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. 12409 Milestone Center Drive, Germantown, MD 20876-7114. [....] Procurement under the contract will be conducted on a sole-source basis in accordance with the statutory authority 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements through a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) N00164-10-G-JT18. Inspection and Acceptance will be at Destination. Delivery is required within 180 days after effective date of order."

This solicitation is described in detail here: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=53586f34f3c69039481930ba79fb5e30&tab=core&_cview=0

I have also attached the spec note for this solicitation, which indicates that the anticipated closing date is 04 SEP 2014.

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: Hunter, Carol J CIV NSWC Crane, Customer Advocacy & Strategy (QXP)

Mr. Musgrave,

This email acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted below. Your request has been assigned Case File Number 2015-F-00008. You have been assigned into the "Representative of the News Media" fee category. In this fee category, fees shall be limited to only reasonable standard charges for document duplication (excluding charges for the first 100 pages).

With regard to your request for a waiver of fees, a waiver is appropriate when “disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government, and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester,” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(iii). Decisions to waiver or reduce fees are made on a case–by-case basis. I will make a decision on your request for a fee waiver once the volume and nature of the records is determined.

Once the fee issue is resolved we will process your request. If you have any questions please let me know.

Very respectfully,

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361, Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L)
FOIA Office
Crane, IN 47522
Phone: 812-854-4235
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax: 812-854-5170
Email: carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

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From: Hunter, Carol J CIV NSWC Crane, Office of Counsel

Mr. Musgrave,

After consulting with our contracts department, the items listed in the synopsis you provided were purchased under N0016410GJT18-0031 not N0016410GJT18-0029 as requested in your email. We will process the request as N0016410GJT18-0031 pending your approval.

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361,  Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L)
FOIA Office
Crane, IN  47522
Phone: 812-854-4235
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax:  812-854-5170
Email:  carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

Harnessing the Power of Technology for the  Warfighter

"FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Privacy Sensitive - any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. This transmission should be viewed only by personnel having an official "need-to-know". If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by email and delete the original message."

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you — per the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=53586f34f3c69039481930ba79fb5e30&tab=core&tabmode=list&=), the solicitation number is N0016410GJT18-0029. Can you confirm that the solicitation number you've cited refers to the same solicitation?

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Hunter, Carol J CIV NSWC Crane, Office of Counsel

As I stated below, according to the contract specialist the items listed in the synopsis you provided were purchased under N0016410GJT18-0031 not N0016410GJT18-0029. Please clarify.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you — I had based my initial request on the FBO website. Per the contract specialist, please process the request with regard to N0016410GJT18-0031.

Best,
Shawn

From: Cran_foia

Mr. Musgrave,

It will take approximately 4 hours to process your request. The estimated amount is $176. Please provide approval to proceed.

Carol

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Can you break down this fee estimate?

Per your November 14 acknowledgement, you've appropriately placed me in the news media fee category, and so I should only be charged for duplication. In your acknowledgement you also indicated that you would make a determination as to my request for a fee waiver — I respectfully request a fee waiver once again in light of my position as a journalist covering law enforcement, national security and emerging technologies, as well as considerable public interest in such technologies.

Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Cran_foia

Hmm. Email sent in error. We are searching for documents.

From: Cran_foia

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached the final response to your FOIA request. This will not be sent by U.S. Mail unless requested.

Respectfully,

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361, Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L)
FOIA Office
Crane, IN 47522
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax: 812-854-5170
Email: carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

"FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Privacy Sensitive - any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. This transmission should be viewed only by personnel having an official "need-to-know". If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by email and delete the original message."

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

On Nov. 14, 2014:

Mr. Musgrave,

This email acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted below. Your request has been assigned Case File Number 2015-F-00008. You have been assigned into the "Representative of the News Media" fee category. In this fee category, fees shall be limited to only reasonable standard charges for document duplication (excluding charges for the first 100 pages).

With regard to your request for a waiver of fees, a waiver is appropriate when “disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government, and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester,” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(iii). Decisions to waiver or reduce fees are made on a case–by-case basis. I will make a decision on your request for a fee waiver once the volume and nature of the records is determined.

Once the fee issue is resolved we will process your request. If you have any questions please let me know.

Very respectfully,

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361, Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L) FOIA Office Crane, IN 47522
Phone: 812-854-4235
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax: 812-854-5170
Email: carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

"FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Privacy Sensitive - any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. This transmission should be viewed only by personnel having an official "need-to-know". If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by email and delete the original message."

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On Nov. 14, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any contracts, service agreements and invoices with Digital Receiver Technology, Inc pursuant to solicitation N0016410GJT18-0029.

Per the online description (see link below): "The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has a requirement for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Equipment and Training. The Government intends to procure on a sole-source basis from Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. 12409 Milestone Center Drive, Germantown, MD 20876-7114. [....] Procurement under the contract will be conducted on a sole-source basis in accordance with the statutory authority 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements through a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) N00164-10-G-JT18. Inspection and Acceptance will be at Destination. Delivery is required within 180 days after effective date of order."

This solicitation is described in detail here: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=53586f34f3c69039481930ba79fb5e30&tab=core&_cview=0

I have also attached the spec note for this solicitation, which indicates that the anticipated closing date is 04 SEP 2014.

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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14210
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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From: Cran_foia

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached the final response to your FOIA request. This will not be sent by U.S. Mail unless requested.

Respectfully,

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361, Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L)
FOIA Office
Crane, IN 47522
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax: 812-854-5170
Email: carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

"FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Privacy Sensitive - any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. This transmission should be viewed only by personnel having an official "need-to-know". If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by email and delete the original message."

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

On Nov. 14, 2014:

Mr. Musgrave,

This email acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted below. Your request has been assigned Case File Number 2015-F-00008. You have been assigned into the "Representative of the News Media" fee category. In this fee category, fees shall be limited to only reasonable standard charges for document duplication (excluding charges for the first 100 pages).

With regard to your request for a waiver of fees, a waiver is appropriate when “disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government, and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester,” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(iii). Decisions to waiver or reduce fees are made on a case–by-case basis. I will make a decision on your request for a fee waiver once the volume and nature of the records is determined.

Once the fee issue is resolved we will process your request. If you have any questions please let me know.

Very respectfully,

Carol Hunter
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
300 Highway 361, Bldg. 2, Office of Counsel (00L) FOIA Office Crane, IN 47522
Phone: 812-854-4235
Cell Phone: 812-381-5295
Fax: 812-854-5170
Email: carol.hunter@navy.mil
http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/Lists/customerfeedback/NewForm.aspx

Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

"FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Privacy Sensitive - any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. This transmission should be viewed only by personnel having an official "need-to-know". If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by email and delete the original message."

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On Nov. 14, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any contracts, service agreements and invoices with Digital Receiver Technology, Inc pursuant to solicitation N0016410GJT18-0029.

Per the online description (see link below): "The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has a requirement for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Equipment and Training. The Government intends to procure on a sole-source basis from Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. 12409 Milestone Center Drive, Germantown, MD 20876-7114. [....] Procurement under the contract will be conducted on a sole-source basis in accordance with the statutory authority 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements through a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) N00164-10-G-JT18. Inspection and Acceptance will be at Destination. Delivery is required within 180 days after effective date of order."

This solicitation is described in detail here: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=53586f34f3c69039481930ba79fb5e30&tab=core&_cview=0

I have also attached the spec note for this solicitation, which indicates that the anticipated closing date is 04 SEP 2014.

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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14210
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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