Records associated with FOIA 18-079

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-063

Est. Completion Jan. 18, 2022
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom It May Concern:

THIS IS A FOIA REQUEST
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request copies of the following records:

All emails, reports, memos, notes, processing documents, and other records discussing, related to, created in the process of, or associated with FOIA request 18-079 filed by myself in September or 2018. In addition I ask that your search be tailored to provide me with (but not limited to) emails or other communications between analysts about filling this request and responding to my emails; communications between subject matter experts and FOIA analysts; any discussions evaluating materials as eligible (or not) for release under that request; and etc. You may restrict your search for documents to the period between and including September 1, 2018 and May 20, 2019.

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents. If you withhold information or records then please identify the exemption through which you do so and advise me of my options for appeal under the law.

FEES AND FEE STATUS
I am a PhD student at the University of New Mexico and the information requested is for academic and public education purposes, including my PhD dissertation project, and not primarily for commercial use. Furthermore, I will make responsive records available to the public via my academic publications and presentations; on social media (I have over 13,000 Twitter followers); and through the News Site MuckRock.com. Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url: https://anthropology.unm.edu/people/grad-students/profile/martin-pfeiffer.html.

Therefore, as per Sack v. DOD (2016) I qualify for educational institution fee status and ask that you process my request accordingly. In your response please confirm that you will be processing my request under the educational institution fee status.

If fees are assessed then I agree to pay fees up to $30 without additional notice. In the event that there are fees exceeding $30 then please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

RECORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS
I hereby request that all records generated by this request be delivered in electronic format via email or, if that is not possible, on CD-ROM if available.
Please do not hesitate to contact me (preferably via email) with any questions or information. You may, and I request that you do so if convenient, engage in rolling release of responsive documents.

CONCLUSION
I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory period. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and time in this matter.

Regards,

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dear Sir,

This notification email confirms that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on May 20, 2019 regarding all emails, reports, memos, notes, processing documents, and other records discussing, related to, created in the process of, or associated with FOIA request 18-079 filed September 2018 and email and other communications between analysts about filling this request and responding to my emails; communications between subject matter experts and FOIA analysts; any discussions evaluating materials as eligible (or not) for release under that request between September 1, 2018 and May 20, 2019 has started to process your request. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Your FOIA tracking number is 19-063.

Sincerely,
Jerlean Ross
(703) 767-1792
dtra.belvoir.J0.mbx.efoia-privacy@mail.mil

From: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dear Mr. Pfeiffer:

This letter is to acknowledge that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on May 20, 2019 requesting regarding all emails, reports, memos, notes, processing documents, and other records discussing, related to, created in the process of, or associated with FOIA request 18-079 filed September 2018 and email and other communications between analysts about filling the request and responding to your emails; communications between subject matter experts and FOIA analysts; any discussions evaluating materials as eligible (or not) for release under that request between September 1, 2018 and May 20, 2019. Your request was perfected on May 20, 2019, and assigned FOIA case number 19-063.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact Jerlean Ross at 703-767-1792, or email dtrafoiaprivacy@mail.mil.

Sincerely,
Jerlean Ross
(703) 767-1792
dtra.belvoir.J0.mbx.efoia-privacy@mail.mil

From: Martin Pfeiffer

Hi Ms. Ross,

Thank you for your message and for sending the acknowledgment letter. I appreciate your assistance and effort with this and my other requests.

Have a great week.

Regards,
-marty-
Martin Pfeiffer

From: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dear Mr. Arnsdorf,

The Agency is currently working to finalize the response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, May 17, 2019. You requested copies of All emails, reports, memos, notes, processing documents, and other records discussing, related to, created in the process of, or associated with FOIA request 18-079 filed by myself in September or 2018. In addition I ask that your search be tailored to provide me with (but not limited to) emails or other communications between analysts about filling this request and responding to my emails; communications between subject matter experts and FOIA analysts; any discussions evaluating materials as eligible (or not) for release under that request; and etc. You may restrict your search for documents to the period between and including September 1, 2018 and May 20, 2019.

A review of our records indicate that the last date of correspondence with you was on/about May 17, 2019, so we want to determine if you are still interested in receiving the information you requested. If you are still interested in this request, please respond to this email, no later than January 18, 2022. If we do not receive a response from the date stated, your request will be closed.

Sincerely

Eugene McGirt

FOIA/Privacy Act Specialist

Information Management & Technology Directorate

Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Office

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

571-616-5162

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