Saudi Correspondence -- Direct Commercial Sales

Michael Tracey filed this request with the Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the United States of America .
Tracking #

18-F-0452

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Michael Tracey

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence, including but not limited to emails, memoranda, and internal communications, related to Direct Commercial Sales involving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from January 1, 2015 to present.

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,

Michael Tracey

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Please see attached regarding your FOIA requests dated January 23, 2018.

Cheryl Jenkins
FOIA Analyst
Office of Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff
Freedom of Information Division (FOID)
Comm: 571-372-0445
cheryl.d.jenkins2.civ@mail.mil
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From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

My last day working in the OSD FOIA office was Friday, February 16, 2018. It has been a pleasure working with you. If you have any questions regarding FOIA requests or FOIA actions, please feel free to contact my team leader at 571-372-0413 or brandon.j.gaylord.civ@mail.mil <mailto:brandon.j.gaylord.civ@mail.mil> .

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning Mr. Tracey:

In response to two of your FOIA requests, the tasked component has advised that the search criteria for these cases is too broad. Due to the number of potentially responsive records (to include all related correspondence), these searches would be overly burdensome. Therefore, the component is requesting that the scope for both of these two searches be narrowed to a specific year and weapon type. The crux of their difficulty seems to be the "all correspondence...related to..."

18-F-0452 All correspondence, including but not limited to emails, memoranda, and internal communications, related to Direct Commercial Sales involving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from January 1, 2015 to present. (Date Range for Record Search: From 01/01/2015 To 01/22/2018)

18-F-0453 All correspondence, including but not limited to emails, memoranda, and internal communications, related to the Foreign Military Sales program involving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from January 1, 2015 to present. (Date Range for Record Search: From 01/01/2015 To 01/22/2018)
Thanks,
Brandon

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

From: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Your requests have been closed as we did not receive a response to our attempts to narrow your requests. Please feel free to submit new requests - and note that the information requested under 18-F-0452 would fall under the Department of State's purview. Any new requests should have a specific area of correspondence you are seeking such as a specific weapon type.
Thanks,
Brandon

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