P25Count

Martin Peck filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-CGFO-02760
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Count of the number of P25 capable radio units or systems in use by, or owned, or leased, or otherwise utilized by the agency. This includes any of the Motorola ASTRO APX P25 portables, Vertex Standard P25 portables, ICOM P25 portables, RELM Wireless P25 portables, Motorola MOTOTRBO DMR radios, and Mobile P25 Radios. This includes any P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 capable radios. Please include yearly break-down by radio model, if available. Please include processing notes for this request, even if denied in part.

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

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 Aug. 5, 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: HQS-SMB-FOIA

Mr. Peck,

Your request was forwarded to Information Technology Unit (CG-6) for processing and direct response to you under FOIA number 2015-CGFO-02760. For status updates, please contact LT. Miles Jenkins of CG-6 at 202-372-1304.
Regards,

Daphney R. Barnes
Consultant I
eGlobalTech Contractor to USCG
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Stop 7710
Washington, D.C. 20593-7710
Office : 202-475-3502

From: Dalmida, Alvin F CIV

Good day Mr. Peck,
Please give me a call to discuss the following request for clarification.
R,
Al

Alvin Dalmida Jr.
Program Manager & Project Manager

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-6421)
Office of Enterprise Infrastructure
Tel: 202-475-3565
Fax: 202-475-3923

Email: Alvin.F.Dalmida@uscg.mil
U.S. Coast Guard http://www.uscg.mil/
Rescue-21 http://www.uscg.mil/ACQUISITION/rescue21

This email contains Acquisition Sensitive material and should not be disclosed or released except as stipulated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Sub-part 3.104-4.

From: Martin Peck

Thank you Alvin Dalmida Jr. for the request for clarification.

Please note that my FOIA efforts are best served through text communication, and in the past clarification has been provided through written communication.

If you would like to discuss clarifications for this request, please feel free to do so within this medium.

I am simply seeking a count of the P25 capable radios in use by USCG, and provided some example models of equipment common to this capability.

Thank you,
Martin Peck

From: Dalmida, Alvin F CIV

Good morning Mr. Peck,

Thank you for your reply, the Coast Guard Service Center Inventory Control Points are working to allocate “actual agency inventory records.”

However, this may take some time to provide since the inventories reside in disparate databases such as Contractor, Naval, Aviation, Fleet, Property (Oracle) databases, etc….

Note: ICOM, RELM, KENWOOD, Vertex, THALES, etc… radio products and not centrally supported, inventoried, or allocated for tactical use.

Although the Government is not obligated to respond to inquiries or respond to questions, I am seeking clarification and would to know if you require the actual records or would the draft response statement below meet the FOIA request.

If yes, then, a change in FOIA request may be required. Then, I can submit a final response through the FOIA office.

Synopsis:

Presently, the U.S. Coast Guard owns approximately 20,000 Maritime and Mobile Radio Tactical Radio Subscriber radios and accessories which are Project 25 Phase I Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Enabled and Project 25 Phase II Capable.

All radio products are centrally supported by the U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology Service Center (C4ITSC) located in Alexandria, VA.

The following manufacturer make and model include:

a) EF Johnson 5100 Portable

b) CODAN Fixed Station Radio

c) Harris Unity Portable

d) Harris PRC-152 Portable

e) Harris PRC-117 Man pack

f) Motorola APX-6500 Portable

g) Motorola Astro SPECTRA UHF-FM Mobile

h) Motorola Astro SPECTRA VHF-FM Mobile

i) Motorola XTL-5000 VHF-FM (05, W9) Mobile

j) Mobile Motorola XTL-5000 UHF-FM (O5, W9) Mobile

k) Mobile Motorola XTS-5000 UHF-FM Portable

l) Motorola XTS-5000 VHF-FM Portable Radio

m) Motorola GTR 8000 Fixed Station Radio

n) Motorola Quantar Fixed Station Radio

The U.S. Coast Guard has a robust Diminishing Manufacturing Sources program and the following products face Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) during CY 2017 through CY2020.

The following radio products are being recapitalized:

a) EF Johnson 5100 Portable

b) Motorola Astro SPECTRA UHF-FM Mobile

c) Motorola Astro SPECTRA VHF-FM Mobile

d) Motorola XTL-5000 VHF-FM (05, W9)

e) Mobile Motorola XTL-5000 UHF-FM (O5, W9)

f) Mobile Motorola XTS-5000 UHF-FM Portable

g) Motorola XTS-5000 VHF-FM Portable Radio

h) Motorola Quantar Fixed Station Radio

Respectfylly sent,

Alvin

Alvin Dalmida Jr.

Program Manager & Project Manager

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-6421)

Office of Enterprise Infrastructure

Tel: 202-475-3565

Fax: 202-475-3923

Email: Alvin.F.Dalmida@uscg.mil

U.S. Coast Guard http://www.uscg.mil/

Rescue-21 http://www.uscg.mil/ACQUISITION/rescue21

This email contains Acquisition Sensitive material and should not be disclosed or released except as stipulated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Sub-part 3.104-4.

From: Martin Peck

Hello Alvin,
Thank you for the clarification. Per your communication, the draft response statement as above will indeed meet the demands of my FOIA request. Please proceed with this draft approach.

Thank you!
Martin Peck

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