RAPS situation reports, daily reports, preliminary report of results

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2015-STFO-073
Status
Completed

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following reports from the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) program:

-situation reports (SitReps)
-daily reports
-Preliminary Report of Results (PRR)
-Final Report of Results

Per the November 2012 test plan for the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) (available at https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/Final_Response_Musgrave_5.19.15....pdf), the above reports are required to be submitted:

"The RAPS Test Director will be responsible for the daily execution of the test and keep the S&T Program Manager informed, via daily Situation Reports (SITREPs), of progress of the testing and any unforeseen issues that arise during testing.

[....]

5.3.1 DAILY REPORT
The RAPS Test Director will submit a daily report of test results to the S&T Program Manager. This report will include a synopsis of the day’s activities, accomplished events, any problems encountered, and plans for the following day’s events.

5.3.2 PRELIMINARY REPORT OF RESULTS
The RAPS Test Director will write a Preliminary Report of Results (PRR) within 30 days after the test team has returned from deployment. The PRR will contain a qualitative assessment of SUAS performance. This assessment will be based on the test engineers' observations, review of video, quick-look data analysis, and limited analysis of selected portions of data.

5.3.3 REPORT OF TEST RESULTS
The RAPS Test Director will write a Final Report of Results after the completion of testing and the test team has returned from deployment. The report will be delivered within 60 days after the last test sortie is complete."

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered drones extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles for MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics including drones and other matters pertaining to national security and technologies:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: STFOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Please review the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.
Thanks,
FOIA Office
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(o) (202) 254-6342
(f) (202) 254-5396

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 15, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-STFO-073.

Thank you for your help.

From: STFOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your inquiry. To check the status of your request, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status.
Thanks,
FOIA Office
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(o) (202) 254-6342
(f) (202) 254-5396

From: STFOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Please review the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.
Thanks,
FOIA Office
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(o) (202) 254-6342
(f) (202) 254-5396

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 15, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-STFO-073.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: STFOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Please review the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.
Thanks,
FOIA Office
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(o) (202) 254-6342
(f) (202) 254-5396

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