Penalties and bonuses for NSA Data Center in Utah

Ben Winslow filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 258848
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From: Ben Winslow

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A listing of financial penalties and bonuses for construction of the NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.

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,

Ben Winslow

From: GSA FOIA

Good Evening Mr. Winslow:

We received your request in the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control FOIA IQ
number 258848. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty workdays from today’s day in which
to respond (excluding Federal holidays). Based on this, we anticipate
response on or before October 25, 2013.

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Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
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  • 258848 - Ben Winslow - Incoming FOIA Request - September 26th

From: Duane Fulton - H1FA

Good Morning Mr. Winslow:

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) Requester Service Center is advising you, your FOIA due date has
been changed from October 25, 2013 to November 15, 2013. The change is due
to the temporary Government Shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience
caused by the new due date.

Please feel free to contact this office at our toll free number
1-855-675-FOIA or by email at gsa.foia@gsa.gov to inquire about the status
of your request. If you have any concerns regarding the FOIA Requester
Service Center, please contact Mr. Ralph L. Boldt, FOIA, Public Liaison
Officer at (202) 501-3094 or via email at Ralph.Boldt@gsa.gov.

From: Duane Fulton - H1FA

Good Morning Mr. Winslow:*
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*CORRECTION* - We incorrectly calculated the due date for *FOIA 258848*.
The correct FOIA due date is *November 14, 2013*. We apologize for the
the misunderstanding.

From: GSA FOIA

Mr. Ben Winslow:

On September 26, 2013, you submitted a Freedom of Infromation Act (FOIA)
request for the following records:

"A listing of financial penalties and bonuses for construction of the NSA
Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah."

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) does not have information
responsive to yuor request.

We believe this request should be submitted to the National Security Agency
(NSA). Submitting a FOIA Request to NSA - There are three convenient ways
to submit a FOIA request (no special forms are required):

By postal service or other commercial delivery to:
National Security Agency
Attn: FOIA/PA Office (DJ4)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248

By facsimile to 443-479-3612
FOIA requests submitted by facsimile are limited to 20 pages and should be
marked to the attention of the FOIA/PA Office.

By On-Line Form<http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/foia/submit_foia_request/foia_release.shtml@@

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/foia/submit_foia_request/foia_request_form.shtml

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

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