REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-F-1023
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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:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 526. REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WOMEN of NDAA 2013:

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report evaluating the feasibility of incorporating gender-neutral occupational standards for military occupational specialties closed, as of the date of the enactment of this Act, to female members of the Armed Forces.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: OSD-JS FOIA Requester Service Center

Dear Requester,

You will need to RESUBMIT your request, as the email address - foia@whs.mil - is no longer valid. To submit your request electronically, go to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center web site at:

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I hereby resubmit the FOIA request below, which was originally submitted to FOIA@whs.mil inadvertently.

Thank you.

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From Shawn Musgrave on June 27, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 526. REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WOMEN of NDAA 2013:

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report evaluating the feasibility of incorporating gender-neutral occupational standards for military occupational specialties closed, as of the date of the enactment of this Act, to female members of the Armed Forces.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: OSD

July 11, 2013
Mr. Musgrave,

We have received your FOIA requests for various Congressional reports and have assigned the following case numbers:

13-F-1019 - Report on study that assesses the end-to-end, full-spectrum mobility requirements of all aspects of the National Military Strategy.
* The study is still ongoing. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1022 - Report on Insider Attacks in Afghanistan. This report was rolled into the Section 1230(a) report. We will process this request.

13-F-1023 - Report on Feasibility of Developing Gender Neutral Occupational Standards.
* The final report is not due until 7/31/13. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1024 - Report on Joint Strategy for Readiness and Training in a C4ISR-Denied Environment.
* This report is not due until January 1, 2014. We ask that you re-submit your request at that time.

13-F-1025 - NATO Contributions to Missile Defense in Europe.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1026 - Regional Ballistic Missile Defense.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1033 - Shallow Water Combat Submersible Program.
*This report was created by the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Please submit your request directly to SOCOM at the following information:

HQ USSOCOM
ATTN: SOCS-SJS-I/FOIA Requester Service Center
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5323
Email: FOIA@socom.mil
Phone: (813) 826-3212
FAX: (813) 826-5482

For request 13-F-1022 please note that we will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,630 open requests.

If you have any questions regarding this action please feel free to contact me.

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 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1023.

Thank you for your help.

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 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1023.

Thank you for your help.

From: Aaron Graves OSD/JS FOIA Team Chief

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your three status/update requests for cases 13-F-1019, 13-F-1023 and 13-F-1025.
Please note that as mentioned in our previous response to a similar inquiry, you were informed that the due date for the reports in question had not passed and to resubmit these requests at a later date (see attached). Those requests were then closed in this office. Therefore, your request(s) for this information will need to be resubmitted to this office for processing.

V/r,

Aaron Graves
OSD/JS FOIA Team Chief
(571) 372-0435

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, a resubmission of request 13-F-1023. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 526. REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WOMEN of NDAA 2013:

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report evaluating the feasibility of incorporating gender-neutral occupational standards for military occupational specialties closed, as of the date of the enactment of this Act, to female members of the Armed Forces.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Requests Muckrock

June 27, 2013
Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Freedom of Information
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, a resubmission of
request 13-F-1023. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 526.
REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WOMEN of NDAA 2013:

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the
Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a
report evaluating the feasibility of incorporating gender-neutral
occupational standards for military occupational specialties closed, as of
the date of the enactment of this Act, to female members of the Armed
Forces.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 6066
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Brandon J. Gaylord OSD/JS FOIA Specialist

Mr. Musgrave,

We have received three FOIA requests that you submitted on October 1, 2013 and have assigned the following case numbers to those requests:

14-F-0025 (Received 10/8/13) - Report on Feasibility of Developing Gender-Neutral Occupational Standards for Military Occupational Specialties Currently Closed to Women. This report is available in the public domain. This action closes this request.

http://wiisglobal.org/wordpress1/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Report-to-Congress-on-WISR-August-2013.pdf

14-F-0026 (Received 10/8/13) - NATO Contributions to Missile Defense in Europe. This request has been tasked for search. Your estimated date of completion is February 16, 2014.

We will be unable to respond to this request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,660 open requests.

14-F-0027 (Received 10/8/13) - End-to-end, full-spectrum mobility requirements for all aspects of the National Military Strategy. This study is still ongoing. We ask that you re-submit your request after completion of the study. This action closes your request.

If you have any questions regarding these actions please feel free to contact me at the provided information.

Thank you,
Brandon J. Gaylord
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
(571) 372-0413

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