REPORT READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED (resubmission)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-0558
Status
Completed

Communications

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. 342. REPORT ON JOINT STRATEGY FOR READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED ENVIRONMENT of NDAA 2013:

(a) Report Required- Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall submit to Congress a report on the readiness of the joint force to conduct operations in environments where there is no access to Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (in this section referred to as ‘C4ISR’) systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the Global Positioning System (in this section referred to as ‘GPS’).

(b) Contents of Report- The report required by subsection (a) shall include a description of the steps taken and planned to be taken--

(1) to identify likely threats to the C4ISR systems of the United States, including both weapons and those states with such capabilities as well as the most likely areas in which C4ISR systems could be at risk;

(2) to identify vulnerabilities to the C4ISR systems of the United States that could result in a C4ISR-denied environment;

(3) to determine how the Armed Forces should respond in order to reconstitute C4ISR systems, prevent further denial of C4ISR systems, and develop counter-attack capabilities;

(4) to determine which types of joint operations could be feasible in an environment in which access to C4ISR systems is restricted or denied;

(5) to conduct training and exercises for sustaining combat and logistics operations in C4ISR-denied environments; and

(6) to propose changes to current tactics, techniques, and procedures to prepare to operate in an environment in which C4ISR systems are degraded or denied for 48-hour, 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day periods.

(c) Joint Exercise Plan Required- Based on the findings of the report required by subsection (a), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall develop a roadmap and joint exercise plan for the joint force to operate in an environment where access to C4ISR systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the GPS network, is denied. The plan and joint exercise program shall include--

(1) the development of alternatives to satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS for logistics, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and combat operations; and

(2) methods to mitigate dependency on satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS;

(3) methods to protect vulnerable satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS; and

(4) a joint exercise and training plan to include fleet battle experiments, to enable the force to operate in a satellite communications, Internet protocol-based network, and GPS-denied environment.

(d) Form of Report- The report required to be submitted by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

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: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request below. Your request has been assigned case number 14-F-0558 and we ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

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 exceeds 1,200 open requests.

I am the action officer assigned to your request and can be reached at either curtis.a.gibbens.civ@mail.mil or (571) 372-0412. Please reference the case number indicated above in all correspondence with this office.

Respectfully,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

Your requested documents have been located and currently in the process of a complex review. We will contact you if there are any questions or concerns.

Respectfully,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1250. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Thank you,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Please be aware that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Thank you,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

It has been several weeks since I received any update on this request. Please advise.

-Shawn

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1554. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Thank you,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Muskgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1554. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Respectfully,
Curtis Gibbens

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1554. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1554. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Chief, Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 15-F-0215. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1473. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 15-F-0215. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, our backlog of open requests is approximately 1473. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

From: MuckRock

Just a reminder that each MuckRock request has a unique email address for responses and to please use the above for this specific request in order to avoid confusion.

Thanks,
MuckRock

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

Our current administrative workload is 1527 open requests. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

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 March 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-0558.

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

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

Our current administrative workload is 1468 open requests. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, we have a large backlog, our current administrative workload is 1,485 open requests. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens
OSD/JS FOIA Office
571-372-0412

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please confirm the tracking number for this request for the following report:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 342. REPORT ON JOINT STRATEGY FOR READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED ENVIRONMENT of NDAA 2013.

In recent communications, your office has provided the same tracking number (14-F-0558) for two separate FOIA requests.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, MuckRock

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Sean,

This the same deal with my previous email.

Curtis

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

As previously noted, we have a large backlog, our current administrative workload is 1,540 open requests. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sean Porter
FOIA Specialist
QualX Corporation
DoD/WHS/ESD
(571) 372-0421
sean.m.porter27.ctr@mail.mil

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This email is in response to your request for an update on the processing of your FOIA request, case number 14-F-0558. Please know that our office processes all incoming FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out, basis. This means that your request was placed in a queue once it was received in our office. It also means it will be placed in a queue by the office that is tasked to search for responsive records. We already have initiated just such a search for responsive records, but the timing of the results to be provided to our office will depend on the place in the queue that your request was assigned. It is conceivable that all processing could be completed and the results provided to you at an early date, but it is also possible that more time will be required. In any case, all releasable records, if any, cannot be provided to you until all processing is completed. As soon as that occurs, we will send a formal letter to you.

We have a large backlog, our current administrative workload is 1,572 open requests. Included among these open cases are requests which are less complex than others, such as your request. As the results for those less complex cases are provided to our office, we take those requests from that queue and complete our action on them, and then send them out to the requesters. This will be the way your request, too, will be handled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sean Porter
FOIA Specialist
QualX Corporation
DoD/WHS/ESD
(571) 372-0421
sean.m.porter27.ctr@mail.mil

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

Due to ongoing review, the current estimated date of completion for your request is 31 June 2016. Please be assured that your request is being worked and I will be in touch when it is complete.
Thanks,

Sean Porter
FOIA Specialist
QualX Corporation
DoD/WHS/ESD
(571) 372-0421
sean.m.porter27.ctr@mail.mil

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

The estimated date of completion still remains 31 June 2016.
Thanks,

Sean Porter
FOIA Specialist
QualX Corporation
DoD/WHS/ESD
(571) 372-0421
sean.m.porter27.ctr@mail.mil

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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