Pre-publication Review - Department of the Navy

Joseph Page II filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Page II

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A chronological list of pre-publication review requests sent through the Department of the Navy Public Affairs unit in the last four years (2009-2013), with the following (at minimum) listed: date of request, internal/external identification number, external referral agency name, title of document being reviewed, results of referral.

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, 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.


Joseph Page II

From: Belk, Glenn E CTR OPNAV, DNS-36

Mr. Joseph Page II
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 8997
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Page:


This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated November 14, 2013 (copy attached). Your request was received by this office on November 18, 2013, assigned case file number DON 2014F000180 and has been placed in our queue for processing.

Questions may be directed to our FOIA service center at (202) 685-0412.

Robin Patterson
Head, DON FOIA/PA Program Office


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014F000180.

Thank you for your help.

From: Strong, Richard R CTR OPNAV, DNS-36

Good Morning,

During my search for agencies that would have responsive records pertaining to your request. I have been asked if you could provide more information.

What are pre-publication reviews? Is it book review request? Or other documents? And if, its other documents what PAO unit is the requester referring to? Is it just CHINFO? Or a specific unit?

Thank you for your assistance.


Richard R. Strong
FOIA/PA Support
Department of the Navy


12/03/2014 10:40 AM FOIA Request: DON-NAVY-2014-000884

Good morning Sir,
The office of the Chief of Information is conducting a search to identify records that are responsive to your request.  That office requested the following clarification.  Could you specify the type of records you seek with regard to pre-publication review requests?  Are you primarily seeking reviews conducted for books?
Thank you for your consideration and assistance.  We aim to provide a comprehensive final response to your FOIA request as soon as possible.
Very Respectfully,
LT Lipe


Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DON-NAVY-2014-000884 has been
determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
* Request Long Description:
Request a list of pre-publication review requests through the Navy PA office 2009-2013


01/14/2015 01:59 PM FOIA Request: DON-NAVY-2014-000884

Mr. Page,
The attached letter is sent on behalf of Ms. Patterson - Head, Navy FOIA Program Office.
Very Respectfully,
LT Lipe