Qatar MOU

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2017-16238

Due Nov. 14, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-The Memorandum of Understanding signed by Qatar and the United States with the goal of fighting financing of terrorism during Secretary of State's Rex Tillerson's visit to Qatar in July 2017.

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,

Caitlin Russell

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Russell,

This is in response to your faxed Freedom of Information Act request dated on November 29, 2017. Please note that your FOIA Case Control Number is F-2017-16238

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,300 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Caitlin Russell,

This is in response to your email below regarding FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-16238. The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request has been assigned to the appropriate team and is being processed. We will provide an estimated date of completion when it becomes available

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Caitlin Russell,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-16238.
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Ms. Russell,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-16238. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as a part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Ms. Russell,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-16238. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as a part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to :foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3cmailto:foiastatus@state.gov>>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
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From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Caitlin Russell,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 14, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Caitlin Russell

Dear Ms. Duckett,
Thank you for the update on FOIA Request #F-2017-16238. Can you provide with an estimated date of completion for this request? Thank you for you assistance.

Best,
Caitlin Russell

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Caitlin Russell,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated June 15, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The Department's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

Your continued patience is appreciated during this process.

Sincerely,
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Caitlin Russell,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has a collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

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