Sale of Combat Aircraft to Nigeria

Matthew Page filed this request with the U.S. Africa Command of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Sept. 11, 2017
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response
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From: Matthew Page

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All releasable intra-agency/interagency/external emails, planning documents, contract documents, and written correspondence pertaining the proposed $593 million sale of twelve A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, weapons, and associated support to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Matthew Page
Adviser, Defense and Security Program, Transparency International

From: Simmons, Angelica Y CIV AFRICOM ACCS-HC (US)

Dear Mr. Page:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act Request received by U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM). You requested the following: All releasable intra-agency/interagency/external emails, planning documents, contract documents, and written correspondence pertaining the proposed $593 million sale of twelve A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, weapons, and associated support to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Your request is being processed in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, the Freedom of Information Act. The actual processing time for the records you requested may depend upon our administrative backlog and records that may require consultation with other DoD components and other agencies.

The USAFRICOM FOIA Requester Service Center has placed you in the "other" category for fee purposes. Requesters in this category receive two free hours of search and are charged $.15 per page for duplication after the
first 100 pages .At your request, you will be contacted prior to incurring any processing expenses.

If you have any questions regarding your inquiry, please contact me by phone at + (49) 0711-729-4287, or by email: africom.stuttgart.accc.list.foia-mba@mail.mil , and refer to FOIA #2017-48.

Sincerely,

Angelica Y. Simmons
FOIA/PA/Disclosure
Office of Security Management
U.S. Africa Command
DSN: 314 421 4287
Commercial: +49 0 711 729 4287

From: Matthew Page

Dear Angela and FOIA/PA/Disclosure team,

With regard to my FOIA request (#2017-48) submitted 11 August 2017, I would respectfully remind United States Africa Command that its response is overdue under the terms under the statutory 20 business day requirement in the Freedom of Information Act.

Please send me a status update to my request as soon as possible. Many thanks for your assistance - I realize you team receives a significant volume of requests and I appreciate your time.

Warmest regards,
Matthew

From: Simmons, Angelica Y CIV AFRICOM ACCS-HC (US)

Dear Matthew,

We are unable to meet the statutory time limit due to our current administrative backlog, however, I've confirmed that the offices of primary responsibility are actively processing your request for information.

Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Angelica Y. Simmons
FOIA/PA/Disclosure
Office of Security Management
U.S. Africa Command
DSN: 314 421 4287
Commercial: +49 0 711 729 4287

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