Ontodia Contracts

Ingrid Burrington filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-0362
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From: Ingrid Burrington

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of contracts with Ontodia, Inc., any documents pertaining to its application to the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research funding, and any reports generated and delivered by Ontodia, Inc. to the agency over the past 10 years.

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,

Ingrid Burrington

From: Council, Suzanne F CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Ingrid Burrington
MuckRock News
Dept MR 10235
Post Office Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Sent by Email: requests@muckrock.com

Ms. Burrington:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reference DARPA Small Business Innovation Research funding for Ontodia, Inc. over the past 10 years. Your request was received in this office on 22 Jan 14 and assigned FOIA case number 14-F-0362. We ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

After carefully reviewing your request, I am denying your fee waiver request because the information stated does not support how the documents will significantly contribute to the public's increased understanding of the operations and activities of government.

I have determined that you should be placed in the "other" category for fee purposes. The "other" fee category affords you two hours of search time free of charge. As you did not provide a willingness to pay, search will be halted after your two free hours have been expended.

This Office processes requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. In that regard, we already have initiated a search for the type of records described in your request. This Office, however, is unable at this writing to make a release determination on your request within the twenty-day statutory time period, since there are unusual circumstances which impact our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. As a matter of information, our current administrative workload is approximately 1,208 open requests. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you are not satisfied with this action, you may submit an administrative appeal to James Hogan, Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter, should cite to case number 14-F-0362, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

The action officer assigned to your request is Mr. Chris Marye, copied on this email. Please direct correspondence in reference to this request to Mr. Marye, and cite the case number indicated above in all correspondence.

Thank you.

Suzanne Council
Senior Advisor
Department of Defense
Information and Privacy
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155

From: Ingrid Burrington

Hello, I'm just following up on my request, which is case number 14-F-0362. From the tone of the email I'm not entirely sure what else I need to do--I'm not going to appeal the decision to deny the fee waiver; does that just mean I just should be waiting for the results of the two hour search?

Thanks for your time,

Ingrid Burrington

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Burrington,

Yes just wait if you think 2 hours is sufficient. However if you want more than 2 hours of search, you will need to increase your willingness to pay.
Sincerely,

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

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 Jan. 21, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0362.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Burrington:

Your request continues to be processed by the component office. It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. As previously noted, and unfortunately, our backlog of open requests at the time your request was received was over 1,208. Once I receive a response, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, I will send you a formal response letter to your request.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

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 Jan. 21, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0362.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marye, Charles

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil

-----Original Message-----
From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 2:08 PM
To: '10235-40218046@equests.muckrock.com'
Subject: FOIA 14-F-0362 Final Response

Ms. Burrington,

Attached is the final response to your FOIA request 14-F-0362.

Sincerely,

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

NIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: charles.c.marye.civ@mail.smil.mil
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