Pysch Armor Partnership Details

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking #

18-09345-F

Due July 18, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All partnership details, including a formal contract and any type of agreed upon payment structure, between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Pysch Armor Institute. In June, the two entities announced a collaboration: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4071

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Jasper Craven

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Craven:

This letter acknowledges receipt of your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated June 19, 2018, seeking records of all partnership details, including a formal contract and any type of agreed upon payment structure, between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Pysch Armor Institute.

The FOIA Service received your request on June 19, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 18-09345-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you requested are maintained at the Veterans Health Administration. Your request has been referred to Ms. Tracy Cephas at the following address:

Department of Veterans of Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Attention: Tracy Cephas
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
Office: (202) 461-5879
Facsimile: (202) 273-9387
Email: vhafoia2@va.gov<mailto:vhafoia2@va.gov>

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Cephas.

We appreciate your interest in the VA. If you have any further questions concerning this letter, you may contact Ms. Barbara Brown at (202) 632-7382.

Sincerely,

Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist, FOIA Service
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From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good Afternoon Mr. Craven,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Ms. Amber Smith will be processing your request and her 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,

Ms. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10A7B)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
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: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good afternoon Mr. Craven,

I have conducted the search for VHA Central Office records responsive to your request. I need to review the records to make a release determination. The VHA FOIA Office processes requests made under the FOIA on a first-in-first-out basis. Currently, I have 20 complex requests received prior to yours in my processing queue. I am working on closing these requests as quickly as possible. Unfortunately at this point in time, I am unable to provide an estimated response date. I sincerely apologize for the delay with processing your request and will continue to work diligently towards its completion.

Since my response is overdue, you have the right to appeal my delayed response to the VA Office of General Counsel. Appeals may be submitted electronically to their electronic appeal mail box, ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov<mailto:ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov> or mailed to the following address:

Office of General Counsel (024)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Amber Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/G
VHA FOIA Officer | Information Access and Privacy Office
Office of Health Informatics (10A7)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. (319) 530-7694 | Fax (202) 273-9387

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good morning Mr. Craven,

I have received the records responsive to your request and need to review the records to make a release determination. The VHA FOIA Office processes requests made under the FOIA on a first-in-first-out basis. Currently, I have 19 complex requests received prior to yours in my processing queue. I am working on closing these requests as quickly as possible. Unfortunately at this point in time, I am unable to provide an estimated response date. I sincerely apologize for the delay with processing your request and will continue to work diligently towards its completion.

Since my response is overdue, you have the right to appeal my delayed response to the VA Office of General Counsel. Appeals may be submitted electronically to their electronic appeal mail box, ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov<mailto:ogcfoiaappeals@va.gov> or mailed to the following address:

Office of General Counsel (024)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420

Amber Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/G
VHA FOIA Officer | Information Access and Privacy Office
Office of Health Informatics (10A7)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. (319) 530-7694 | Fax (202) 273-9387

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good morning,

I have received the records responsive to your request and need to review the records to make a release determination. The VHA FOIA Office processes requests made under the FOIA on a first-in-first-out basis. Currently, I have 19 complex requests received prior to yours in my processing queue. I am working on closing these requests as quickly as possible. Unfortunately at this point in time, I am unable to provide an estimated response date. I sincerely apologize for the delay with processing your request and will continue to work diligently towards its completion.
Amber Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/G
VHA FOIA Officer | Information Access and Privacy Office
Office of Health Informatics (10A7)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. (319) 530-7694 | Fax (202) 273-9387

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ms. Heim will provide you with a status update.

Thank you,

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Michael Sarich, VHA FOIA Director
VHA Central Office FOIA Office
Office of Health Informatics (10A7)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5329
Fax: 202-495-5087
Email: michael.sarich@va.gov<mailto:michael.sarich@va.gov>

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good morning,

I have received the records responsive to your request and need to review the records to make a release determination. The VHA FOIA Office processes requests made under the FOIA on a first-in-first-out basis. Currently, I have 17 complex requests received prior to yours in my processing queue. I am working on closing these requests as quickly as possible. Unfortunately at this point in time, I am unable to provide an estimated response date. I sincerely apologize for the delay with processing your request and will continue to work diligently towards its completion.

Sincerely,

Amber Heim, CIPP/US, CIPP/G
VHA FOIA Officer | Information Access and Privacy Office
Office of Health Informatics (10A7)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. (319) 530-7694 | Fax (202) 273-9387

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