Operation Burnt Frost

Noah Shachtman filed this request with the Navy - U.S. Pacific Fleet of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2016-02 ; DON-NAVY-2015-007173
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From: Noah Shachtman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any emails or presentations concerning "Operation Burnt Frost," the mission to shoot down NRO satellite USA-193, on February 20, 2008.

I am requesting these documents in my capacity as a journalist. Here are some of my prior stories on the military and intelligence dimensions of space:

http://www.wired.com/2013/05/special-ops-mini-sats-manhunts/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/13/isis-keeps-getting-better-at-dodging-u-s-spies.html

http://www.wired.com/2012/08/cia-deep-sea-spy-sat/

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 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,

Noah Shachtman

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 June 30, 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 June 30, 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: DONFOIA-PA

We are still working on this request. Should be receiving the conclusion soon. Thank you for your patience

From: DONFOIA-PA

On behalf of Robin Patterson, Head, DON FOIA/PA Program Office (DNS-36), please find attached an official response to the subject FOIA Request.

From: DONFOIA-PA

Good Morning

Yes your request had been forwarded to U.S. Pacific Fleet. Our response was sent to you on Sept. 30 2015. A copy of that response to you is attached

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The attached FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Aguon, Lisa S. CIV COMPACFLT, N01J

Mr. Shachtman,

Thank you for your email. This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request for any emails or presentations on "Operation Burnt Frost, the mission to shoot down NRO satellite USA-193, on February 20, 2008." Unfortunately, we formally received your email request from the Director of Navy Staff (DNS-36) earlier this morning. Your request is assigned case file number 2016-02. We are conducting a search and review of the records maintained by the Director of Operations, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. You should expect to receive a response from us on or before December 3, 2015. Thank you.

Sincerely,

LISA AGUON
Chief, Administrative Law/FOIA

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Office of the Fleet Judge Advocate (N01J)
250 Makalapa Drive
Pearl Harbor HI 96860-3131
(808)474-6792

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On June 30, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any emails or presentations concerning "Operation Burnt Frost," the mission to shoot down NRO satellite USA-193, on February 20, 2008.

I am requesting these documents in my capacity as a journalist. Here are some of my prior stories on the military and intelligence dimensions of space:

http://www.wired.com/2013/05/special-ops-mini-sats-manhunts/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/13/isis-keeps-getting-better-at-dodging-u-s-spies.html

http://www.wired.com/2012/08/cia-deep-sea-spy-sat/

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 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,

Noah Shachtman

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From: Aguon, Lisa S. CIV COMPACFLT, N01J

Good afternoon Mr. Shachtman,

My point of contact working this case is out of the office until December 12th. We should have a final product for you by the end of next week since we discussed the details of this request before I left for the Thanksgiving holiday . Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely, Lisa Aguon

From: Noah Shachtman

Thanks!

From: Aguon, Lisa S. CIV COMPACFLT, N01J

Mr. Shachtman,

As indicated below, my point of contact working this case is out of the office until December 12th. We should have a final response to you by the end of next week. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Lisa Aguon

From: Aguon, Lisa S. CIV COMPACFLT, N01J

Mr. Shachtman,

We have located documents responsive to your request, however, due to the nature of the information and the classification of the responsive documents, our subject matter experts with the Director of Operations require additional time to process your request. Therefore, you should expect to receive a final response from us on or before January 15, 2016. Thank you for your patience. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sincerely,

LISA AGUON

From: Noah Shachtman

Much obliged.

From: Aguon, Lisa S. CIV COMPACFLT, N01J

Mr. Shachtman,

Attached please find our response to your FOIA request. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

LISA AGUON

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