Regina E. Dugan Emails [DARPA]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — DARPA of the United States of America.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails produced by and sent to director Regina E. Dugan during the years 2009 to 2012. If this is too broad of a time frame, please instead send the emails of her first 30 days in office and the 30 days prior to receiving this request.

In the event that the contents of the requested documents are classified under Executive Order 13526, I also make the following additional requests:

Pursuant to section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the level of classification of this information and its existence/nonexistence.

Pursuant to section 1.3 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific authority which classified this information.

Pursuant to section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific classification categories of this information, as well as an identification or description of the damage to national security which the disclosure of this information would produce.

Pursuant to section 1.5 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting the specific duration of time for which this classification will stand.

Pursuant to section 1.6 of Executive Order 13526, I am requesting all classification markings about this information, including (1) one of the three classification levels defined in section 1.2 of Executive Order 13526, (2) the identity, by name and position, or by personal identifier, of the original classification authority, (3) the agency and office of origin, if not otherwise evident, (4) declassification instructions, and (5) a concise reason for classification that, at a minimum, cites the applicable classification categories in section 1.4 of Executive Order 13526.

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,

Rich Jones

From: Levitan, Paul CIV WHS/ESD

Dear Requester,

This email acknowledges the receipt of your August 3, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for “All emails produced to and sent to director E. Dugan during the years 2009 to 2012. If this is too broad of a time frame, please instead send the emails of her first 30 days in office and the 30 days prior to receiving this request” We received your request on August 3, 2012 and assigned it a request # 12-F-1186.

In reference to your request we would need as you suggested to limit the request to the first 30 days in office and the 30 days prior to receiving this request. We also need a specific subject of what are you searching for?

We would also need you to state an amount you are willing to pay. We will inform you of the total charges prior to fulfilling your request - however, to begin processing, we need your agreement to pay either a dollar amount or all reasonable fees.

With regard to your request for a fee waiver, decisions to waive or reduce fees are made on a case-by-case basis. A fee waiver is appropriate when “disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester,” 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(iii). I will make a decision on your request for a fee waiver after a search for responsive documents is conducted and the volume and nature of the records are determined.

In further reference to fees, I have determined that your request should be placed in the “other” fee category. Accordingly, you are entitled to the first two hours of search time at no charge, and the first 100 pages of duplication free of charge. Subsequent processing will be assessed at the established Department of Defense (DoD) fee rates of: professional search time--$44 per hour; executive search time--$75 per hour; and document reproduction at $0.15 per page.

If you would like to discuss how to limit your request in order to speed the processing time, we would be pleased to discuss how you might modify your request. The action officer assigned to your request is Paul Levitan at (571) 372-0464, paul.levitan@whs.mil.

Please note that if I do not hear from you regarding fees by August 23rd, I will assume that you are no longer interested in the request and will administratively close the request.

Thank you, Paul

Paul Levitan, FOIA Analyst
For Suzanne Council on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief, Freedom of Information Act Division Office of Freedom of Information OSD/JS FOIA Office (571) 372-0464
Paul.levitan@whs.mil

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