NTIA OPAD

Joseph Uchill filed this request with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOC-NTIA-2018-000790, NTIA FOIA 18-024

DOC-NTIA-2018-000790

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Joseph Uchill

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All email chains to or from personnel from NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD) between September 1 2017 and the preset mentioning
1. "Secure 5G"
2 "5g" and "Highway,"
3 "5G" and "Eisenhower"
4 "5G" and any of "nationalize," "nationalization," "nationalized," or "nationalizing"
5 "5G" and "China"
6 "5G" and "Huawei"

Any email chain with an email containing:
1. An attached presentation containing the phrase "The Eisenhower National Highway System for the Information Age"
2. An attached document containing the phrase "The Gutenberg press."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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. 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,

Joseph Uchill

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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* Tracking Number: DOC-NTIA-2018-000790
* Requester Name: Joseph Uchill
* Date Submitted: 02/20/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Request the following records: All email chains to or from personnel from NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD) between September 1 2017 and the preset mentioning 1) "Secure 5G" 2)"5g" and "Highway," 3) "5G" and "Eisenhower" 4) "5G" and any of "nationalize," "nationalization," "nationalized," or "nationalizing" 5) "5G" and "China" 6) "5G" and "Huawei" Also any email chain with an email containing: 1) An attached presentation containing the phrase "The Eisenhower National Highway System for the Information Age" 2) An attached document containing the phrase "The Gutenberg press."

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Dear Mr. Uchill,

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is in receipt of this Freedom of Information Act request. NTIA has assigned this matter the following for internal tracking purposes - NTIA FOIA 18-024.

We have a couple questions for clarification.

1. We assume that the first part you want all email chains from Sept. 1, 2017 through February 20, 2018 (the date of your email). Is this correct? (I think the typo was meant to say "present" and not preset.)

2. It is not clear what the time frame for the second part of the search will be. Is it the same time frame? Of do you have a different time frame in mind.
Thank you for your prompt reply. We will begin processing your request, once we have received your clarification and have agreed to proceed.

Stacy M. Cheney
FOIA Contact
Senior Attorney Advisor
NTIA
US Dept. of Commerce
202-482-1864.

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

We are writing to follow up on the status of this FOIA request. We note that in addition to the email below, NTIA received 2 hard copies of the request via the mail.

To date, however, we have not received a response to our clarification request dated 2.20.18 (below). If you intend to proceed with this FOIA request, please provide a response to the attached questions.

If NTIA does not hear back from you within 30 days of the date of the original clarification email, NTIA will assume you have withdrawn the request and will close the request administratively.

Stacy M. Cheney

From: Joseph Uchill

Apologies! In answer to your questions:

1) I meant present.
2) Same time frame.

Thanks!

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

Thank you for letting us know. We will proceed with the request as dated below: Sept. 1, 2017 through February 20, 2018 for both parts of the request. If this is incorrect, please let us know.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your request, please let us know.

Stacy M. Cheney
FOIA Contact
NTIA
US Dept. of Commerce
202-482-1864

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

We also note that we have received your 2 additional FOIA requests. That that are identical except that each focuses on a different office. As permitted by regulation. 15 CFR 4.11 (h). NTIA will combine all 3 requests into 1 request that the request reads as follows:

* All email chains to or from personnel from NTIA's Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA), Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) and Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD) between September 1, 2017 and February 20, 2018 mentioning the following:

1. "Secure 5g"

2. "5G and Highway"

3. "5G" and "Eisenhower"

4. "5G" and any of "Nationalize," "Nationalized" or "Nationalizing"

5. "5G" and "China"

6. "5G" and "Huawei"

* Any email chain with an email containing from September 1, 2017 to February 20, 2018:

1. An attached presentation containing the phrase "The Eisenhower National Highway System for the Information Age"

2. An attached document containing the phrase "the Gutenberg Press."

Please confirm that this is correct and that you understand that these 3 FOIA requests are now combined into 1 single request.

Stacy M. Cheney
FOIA Contact
NTIA
202-482-1864

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From: Joseph Uchill

I confirm these will be rolled into a single request.

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From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

On April 17, 2018, NTIA received a fax asking for a status update on your FOIA request. The following will be helpful in that regard.

1. On March 20, 2018, NTIA provided a fee estimate mailed to the mailbox listed on the request. See attached. We have not received a response to this fee estimate.

2. On April 9, 2018, NTIA reached out via phone and left a message as we received another duplicate request to the original requests discussed below. This request came via fax. We sought clarification regarding this request, but appeared to be a duplicate. We have not received a phone call back.

The status of your request is that NTIA is awaiting your response to the attached fee estimate. Please provide that response promptly as it will allow NTIA to proceed.

If NTIA does not hear from you, we will typically send a notice that 30 days has passed and that the request will be closed in 7 days from the date of that letter if we do not hear from you further. At this point, NTIA plans to issue that letter on April 20, 2018.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Stacy M. Cheney
FOIA Contact
Senior Attorney Advisor
NTIA
202-482-1864

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

Attached please find a 30 day notice letter in which NTIA has previously indicated would be forthcoming in the email below. We waited a little longer to hear from you, but have not.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Stacy.

From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-NTIA-2018-000790 has been denied. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on: 07/28/2018
* Request Description: Request the following records: All email chains to or from personnel from NTIA's Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD) between September 1 2017 and the preset mentioning 1) "Secure 5G" 2)"5g" and "Highway," 3) "5G" and "Eisenhower" 4) "5G" and any of "nationalize," "nationalization," "nationalized," or "nationalizing" 5) "5G" and "China" 6) "5G" and "Huawei" Also any email chain with an email containing: 1) An attached presentation containing the phrase "The Eisenhower National Highway System for the Information Age" 2) An attached document containing the phrase "The Gutenberg press."
* Fee Waiver Original Justification: See file for details
* Fee Waiver Disposition Reason: See March 20 letter for details.

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From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is in receipt of this inquiry as of today the day of Government operations after the shutdown. Our records indicated that a letter was sent to your address on May 1, 2018, indicating that if we did not hear anything further from you on this matter, NTIA would close the request. Please see the attached letter regarding that communication. Thereafter NTIA closed request as noted in the attached letter.

Please let us know if you have any further questions regarding this FOIA request.

Stacy M. Cheney
Senior Attorney Advisor
FOIA Contact
NTIA
US Dept. of Commerce
202-482-1864

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From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

Today, NTIA received a fax inquiry regarding FOIA request 18-024. Here is the information you requested and a history of this case.

NTIA closed out NTIA FOIA 18-024 because the requester did not pay the fee estimate. On March 20, 2018, NTIA notified the requester that we estimated the fee for this request to be $3,319.83. As of May 1, 2018, NTIA had not received payment or a response to the fee estimate letter and notified the requester it would close the request in seven days if we did not hear from the requester. Because we did not hear from the requester in the seven days following May 1, 2018, NTIA closed the request. On January 28, 2019, NTIA responded to the requester's inquiry about the status of the request, notifying him that NTIA had closed the request.

Today, March 20, 2019, the requester asked again about the status of his FOIA request. The status of NTIA FOIA 18-024 remains the same: NTIA closed the request after the requester did not respond to our March 20, 2018, fee estimate letter or May 1, 2018, closeout notification letter.

You will note that history in the email chain below. Please let us know if you have any other questions regarding this FOIA request.

Stacy M. Cheney
Senior Attorney Advisor
FOIA Contact
NTIA
202-482-1864

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From: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Mr. Uchill,

We are following up on the fax we received today concerning your FOIA request NTIA FOIA 18-024 and its current status. This request was originally filed on February 9, 2020. As we have stated several times this FOIA is closed. On March 20, 2018, NTIA notified the requester that there would be an estimated fee of $3,319.83 via letter (see attached). As of May 1, 2018, NTIA had not received payment or a response from the requester. Therefore NTIA closed the request on May 7, 2018 (see attached). Subsequently, the requester has now reached out multiple times to seek the status of this request. Each time NTIA has responded that this request is closed as your fax clearly demonstrated.

If you are still seeking this information, please feel free to re-file your request. You may file a request directly at efoia@ntia.gov<mailto:efoia@ntia.gov> or at FOIAOnline.gov.

Stacy M. Cheney
FOIA Contact
Senior Attorney Advisor
NTIA
US Dept. of Commerce

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