PTSD Virtual Reality Records

Dalton Bennett filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-00124-F ; 2014-761285
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From: Dalton Bennett

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents, notes, and video material of and related to the trials of the "Bravemind" virtual reality exposure therapy program conducted by the Institute Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs and now being implemented.

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,

Dalton Bennett

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Bennett,

This is to acknowledge your October 2, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeking:

“All documents, notes, and video material of and related to the trials of the “Bravemind” virtual reality exposure therapy program conducted by the Institute Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs and now being implemented.”

The FOIA Service received your request on October 3, 2014, and assigned it tracking numbers 15-00124-F and 15-00195-F. Please reference these numbers when communicating with us about this request.

The records you seek are not located in this office. The records, if they exist, may be maintained by the Veterans Health Administration and the Veterans Benefits Administration. Therefore, we are redirecting your request to these offices for a file search and a direct reply to you. If you have any questions about the status of your request, please contact them directly at the addresses below:

For records pertaining to the VHA, please reference tracking number 15-00124-F and contact:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration (10P21C) VACO
FOIA Office
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420 Fax: 202-273-9386 / Email: vhafoia2@va.gov<mailto:vhafoia2@va.gov>

For records pertaining to the VBA, please reference tracking number 15-00195-F and contact:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33)
FOIA Officer: Gwendolyn Smith
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420 Phone: 202-632-8956 / Fax: 202-632-8925 / Email: foia.vbaco@va.gov<mailto:foia.vbaco@va.gov>

This concludes the FOIA Service’s response to your request.

We appreciate your interest to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Customer service is very important to us. If you have any questions about this email, please contact me.

Sincerely

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon Mr. Bennett,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Mr. Timothy Graham will be processing your request and his contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.

V/R,

Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
Email: Tracy.Cephas@va.gov<mailto:Tracy.Cephas@va.gov>

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From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon Mr. Bennett,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Mr. Timothy Graham will be processing your request and his contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.

V/R,

Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
Email: Tracy.Cephas@va.gov<mailto:Tracy.Cephas@va.gov>

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"I am a Disabled Army Veteran, Navy Spouse and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"

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From: Department of Veterans Affairs

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From: Graham, Timothy

Mr. Bennett:

Attached to this message is VHA's response to your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Timothy H. Graham, J.D., LL.M., CIPP/G
Director, VHA FOIA Office (10P2C1) | Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance | Office of Informatics and Analytics
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. 215.823.4146 | Fax. 202.273.9387

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