NO FEAR Act Whistleblower Investigations (National Reconnaissance Office)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the National Reconnaissance Office of the United States of America.
Tracking # F13-0107
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

NO FEAR Act investigations conducted by this agency that involve alleged and possible violations of whistleblower protection laws between Jan 1., 2008 and the date that the request is processed. Please include copies of all closed investigations, whether or not violations of whistleblower protection laws were indeed found to have been violated.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: National Reconnaissance Office

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 July 7, 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 #F13-0107.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Greetings Mr. Morisy,

Your request is currently being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. S. 5, as amended. Requests are processed in the order they are received.

Documents that we believe to be responsive to your request have been located, and these documents are currently under review. We expect the NRO-internal review of these documents to be completed within the next month. However, as we have previously indicated, these documents will require review by other agencies prior to a final release determination.

Per Department of Justice guidance, agencies are encouraged to place consultation requests in their queues based on the date of the original request. In our consultation requests to other agencies, we request that they do so. However, based on recent experience, we would expect any external consultation requirement to add a minimum of 45 - 60 days to case processing time.

Since we have been unable to provide a response to you within the 20 working days stipulated by the FOIA, you have the right to consider this a denial, and you may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review Panel, 14675 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715. It would seem more reasonable, however, to allow us sufficient time to continue processing your request and respond as soon as we are able.

You will have the right to appeal any denial of records at that time. Unless we hear from you otherwise, we will assume that you agree, and will continue processing your request on this basis.

If you have additional questions about this case, please contact the Requester Service Center at 703-227-9326, and reference case #F13-0086.

Warmest Regards,

NRO FOIA

From: Michael Morisy

Hello,

Previously this FOIA was assigned case number F13-0107, while you have cited #F13-0086.

Please advise.

Thank you.

From:

Greetings Mr. Morisy,

We do apologize for the wrong reference number.

For this specific case, your request is currently being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. S. 5, as amended and that requests are processed in the order they are received.

Based on our current case load and your request's position in the processing queue, we anticipate completion of your request in 60 to 90 days. Please note that a determination that responsive documents include other agencies equities that require their review for release determination will add significantly to processing time.

Since we have been unable to provide a response to you within the 20 working days stipulated by the FOIA, you have the right to consider this a denial, and you may appeal to the NRO Appeal Review Panel, 14675 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-1715.

Again, we would like to emphasize that it would seem more reasonable, to allow us sufficient time to continue processing your request and respond as soon as we are able.

You will have the right to appeal any denial of records at that time. Unless we hear from you otherwise, we will assume that you agree, and will continue processing your request on this basis.

If you have additional questions about this case, please contact the Requester Service Center at 703-227-9326, and reference case #F13-0107.

Warmest Regards,

NRO FOIA

From: National Reconnaissance Office

A no responsive documents response.

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