NSF Pornography

Kaleigh Rogers filed this request with the National Science Foundation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-23
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From: Kaleigh Rogers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all closing reports from the National Science Foundation Inspector General investigations of NSF employees including the words "pornography," "pornographic," and/or "porn," from the past two years.

It's not unheard of for government employees to be disciplined for viewing pornography while on the job (see:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/31/feds-accept-bordom-lack-of-work-as-excuses-for-sur/?page=all, as a recent example) and these incidents are a matter of public interest. As a reporter at Motherboard, I have often reported on the intersection of online pornography, law, and government policy. If any NSF employees have been the subject of an investigation as a result of them viewing pornography while at work, it would be of particular interest to our readers as well as in the public interest for us to report on it. Therefore, I request these records for reporting purposes.

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,
Kaleigh Rogers

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 March 23, 2015. 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 March 23, 2015. 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 March 23, 2015. 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 March 23, 2015. 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 March 23, 2015. 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 March 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Evans, Sandra

Dear Ms. Rogers,

I apologize for our lack of response. Unfortunately, it appears that we did not receive your original request. The first notification I received from you was on January 20, 2016 and I did not receive any other notification until today's message. We have been going through a transition with staff and I have trained someone on logging in the requests in our system. I will have the trainee check her email to make sure we have not missed anything else. Our spam filter sometimes rejects legitimate messages.

I am including the NSF FOIA contact for Inspector General "records" in this response. He will log in your request as having been received today.

Sincerely,

Sandra Evans
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of the General Counsel
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1265
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: 703-292-8060

From: Kaleigh Rogers

Thanks Ms. Evans!

Please let me know if you need the initial request re-sent.

Kind regards,
Kaleigh

From: Evans, Sandra

Thank you. That won't be necessary as I saw it at the beginning of the email string.

Sandra

From: OIG

Please see the attached response to your request.

From: Kaleigh Rogers

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Kaleigh Rogers

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