Processing notes for FOIA Request No. 13-F-1418

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Processing notes for FOIA case number 13-F-1418, which pertained to correspondence between Defense Media Activity and Fox News.

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.


J.K. Trotter

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

TO: MuckRock News
ATTN: J.K. Trotter
Boston, MA

Sent by Email:

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This is the final response to your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 15, 2014 for "processing notes for FOIA case number 13-F-1418, which pertains to correspondence between Defense Media Activity and Fox News." Your request was received in this office on April 15, 2014 and assigned FOIA case number 14-F-0710.

The enclosed document is provided as responsive to your request. Mr. Will Kammer, an Initial Denial Authority, determined that portions are exempt from release pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), which pertains to certain inter- or intra-agency communications protected by the deliberative process privilege and 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6), which pertains to information the release of would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of individuals.

If you are not satisfied with this action, you may appeal to the appellate authority, by writing directly to James Hogan, Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155. Your appeal should be postmarked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” Your request is now closed in this Office. There are no fees associated with this response.


Adrienne M. Santos, FOIA Analyst
For Suzanne Council on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
(571) 372-0414