|Submitted||April 28, 2011|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records related to "persona management software," including Air Force solicitation ID RTB220610 (FedBizOpps), solicitation ID FA4814-10-T-0004, procurement instrument ID FA4814-10-C-0015, transaction ID 47503572 (USASpending.gov).
I request any proposals submitted, including the winning proposal, any correspondence with the winning contractor, anything documents delivered by the contractor in fulfillment of the contract, and any documents about use or planned use of the tools requested in the contract.
Please mark this request as urgent and send any documents as soon as they are available.
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.
I hereby agree to pay fees up to $1000 without prior approval. 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.
The information requested is of great public importance and public benefit, as it relates to a topic that has been widely speculated on in the press but about which little public details are available. In a democracy, it's crucial for the public to know about tools the government uses to influence public opinion.
The full results of the FOIA request will be put online free of charge for anyone to access. In addition, the documents will be analyzed by writers for the Huffington Post and the Guardian (UK) and additional information drawn from them will be published in those publications. The readership of both publications is quite general and in the millions. Informing their readers and the wider public about this topic is of direct public benefit.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Dear Mr. Swartz:
This email is an acknowledgement for receipt of your 28 April 2011 request for records relating to "persona management software," including Air Force solicitation ID RTB220610 (FedBizOpps), solicitation ID FA4814-10-T-0004, procurement instrument ID FA4814-10-C-0015, transaction ID 47503572 (USASpending.gov).
We received your request on 17 August 2011. Your case has been assigned case number 2011-04147-F. We will respond to your request by 1 September 2011.
If you have any questions concerning your request, you may contact us at 618-229-6577. Please reference your assigned case number when making inquiries.
Kimberly C. Green