SHALLOW WATER COMBAT SUBMERSIBLE PROGRAM Report

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking #

16-F-0887, 2013-106

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 report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 156 of NDAA 2013, including both initial and subsequent reports as applicable:

(a) Initial Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the following:

(1) A description of all efforts under the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program and the United States Special Operations Command to improve the accuracy of the tracking of the schedule and costs of the program.

(2) The revised timeline for the initial and full operational capability of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible, including details outlining and justifying the revised baseline to the program.

(3) Current cost estimates to meet the basis of issue requirement under the program.

(4) An assessment of existing program risk through the completion of operational testing.

(b) Subsequent Reports-

(1) QUARTERLY REPORTS REQUIRED- The Assistant Secretary, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees on a quarterly basis updates on the schedule and cost performance of the contractor of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program, including metrics from the earned value management system.

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.

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: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please find the records request below, which was originally submitted to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which indicated that I should resubmit to USSOCOM. Please confirm receipt and provide an estimated date of delivery.

Thank you.

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

The link to submit a request is: http://www.socom.mil/FOIA/Pages/Request.aspx. Please ensure that the form is completely filled out.

Phyllis D. Holden
Chief, FOIA/PA/CLO Division
Phone: 813-826-3715
DSN: 299-3715
FAX: 813-826-5482
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From: USSOCOM FOIA

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Your Name: Shawn Musgrave
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1. I Request: (Describe the record(s) you seek with enough detail that they may be located with a reasonable amount of effort.)
A copy of report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 156 of NDAA 2013, including both initial and subsequent reports as applicable:
(a) Initial Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the following:
(1) A description of all efforts under the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program and the United States Special Operations Command to improve the accuracy of the tracking of the schedule and costs of the program.
(2) The revised timeline for the initial and full operational capability of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible, including details outlining and justifying the revised baseline to the program.
(3) Current cost estimates to meet the basis of issue requirement under the program.
(4) An assessment of existing program risk through the completion of operational testing.
(b) Subsequent Reports-
(1) QUARTERLY REPORTS REQUIRED- The Assistant Secretary, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees on a quarterly basis updates on the schedule and cost performance of the contractor of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program, including metrics from the earned value management system.
2. To help you determine my status to assess fees, you should know I am:
(Click on underlined title for an explanation of assessable costs for that particular fee category.)
A representative of the news media affiliated with MuckRock News and this request is made as part of the news gathering effort and not for commercial use. News Media) (http://fpwww.socom.mil/foia/newspop.htm) Affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for commercial use. Educational/Noncommercial Scientific Institution) (http://fpwww.socom.mil/foia/educpop.htm) Affiliated with a private corporation and am seeking information for use in the company's business. Commercial) (http://fpwww.socom.mil/foia/commpop.htm) An individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use. All others) (http://fpwww.socom.mil/foia/allotherspop.htm)
3. - Fee schedules may be found in Department of Defense Regulation 2086 - Fee/Waiver: (Select One)
I agree to pay all fees associated with this request and my fee category, up to $250. I understand I will be advised if fees are expected to exceed $250.
I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $ . If you estimate the fees will exceed this amount, please inform me first. I request a waiver of all fees for this request. I understand that decisions to waive or reduce fees are based on whether disclosure of the information "is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to the public understanding of the operations or activities of the Government". I also understand I must have the capability and intention to disseminate the information to the public. The following information is provided:
Complete the following ONLY if requesting a fee waiver
My qualifications:
MuckRock News publishes all documents obtained through FOIA online in full. Our reports have been cited by international, national, regional and local news outlets countless times. My own reporting has been featured in the Boston Globe, The Progressive, Motherboard/VICE and a number of other media outlets, in addition to being published on the MuckRock site.
Nature of my research:
I focus on national security, law enforcement and military matters. This reports fall within that category.
Purpose of the requested information:
To inform the public of the funding and research priorities of its military.
Means of dissemination to the public:
The documents will be published in full on the  MuckRock site (muckrock.com), as well as sent to major media outlets across the country once published.

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 July 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached is an acknowledgement letter for the Freedom of Information Act Request which you submitted on July 18, 2013. The U.S. Special Operations Command Control Number assigned is 2013-106. Please refer to that number if you have any further questions.

From: US Special Operations Command

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases and, therefore, we process requests according to our multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request.

Your FOIA request (USSOCOM Control Number 2013-106) is currently being processed; however, it falls into the "complex" category and will require an extended timeframe to search for all responsive documents and complete the required reviews. Currently, we estimate it will take approximately 2-3 months to complete your FOIA request; it could be more or less.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

As previously stated, the USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases and, therefore, we process requests according to our multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request.

Your FOIA request No. 2013-106 is currently in the initial review process. A final release determination will be made after all required reviews have been completed. At this time additional processing time is required; therefore, we are estimating approximately 3-4 months for completion.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact this office at FOIA @socom.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

In response to your inquiry regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (U.S. Special Operations Command Control Number 2013-106), the status remains the same as stated in our reply to you on December 3, 2013. It is currently in the initial review process; however, we expect to start the final review process in the near future.

The estimated time for the final release determination remains at 3-4 months; it could be more or less.

Your January 2, 2014 email appears to be addressed to the U.S. Army, Special Operations Command (USASOC). Please note, for clarification only, that your request is correctly located at the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), 7701 Tampa Point Blvd., MacDill AFB, FL 33621. The email address you sent your inquiry to is correct for USSOCOM at MacDill AFB.

If you have any further questions, you can contact us at FOIA@socom.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team
FAX: (813) 826-5482

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you for the clarification. We have updated the contact information in our database.

Best,
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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

In regards to your FOIA request 2013-106, your request is currently being processed; however, there are multiple requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed in a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

In regards to your FOIA request 2013-106 submitted to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), we are continuing to process your request; however, there are many requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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 July 18, 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 #2013-106.

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

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 18, 2013, which was received in this office on April 21, 2016. Your request has been assigned case number 16-F-0887 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 is 1,130 open requests.

If you find our conclusion less than satisfactory, you have the right to petition the appellate authority, Ms. Joo Chung, Director of Oversight and Compliance, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to ODCMO Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, ATTN: DPCLTD, FOIA Appeals, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700. Alternatively, you may submit your appeal through the OSD FOIA request portal at http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx, or by email to OSD.FOIAPolicy@mail.mil. If you use email, please include "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line. Your appeal should cite case number 16-F-0887, should be clearly labeled "Freedom of Information Act Appeal", and must be postmarked or electronically submitted within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter.

Thank you,
Megan

Megan Farrell
OSD/JS FOIA Analyst
(571) 372-0409

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached is a letter concerning the status of your FOIA request 2013-106.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

My apologies for the delay, I just received your faxed inquiries regarding your request. I've reached out to the component office performing the initial search for information. I have not heard back yet, but I hope to have information to provide to you soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information from me at this time.

Thank you,
Megan

Megan Farrell
OSD/JS FOIA Analyst
(571) 372-0409

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

I just reached out to component office again asking for an update. I hope to have information to provide to you soon.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

The estimated completion date is November 30, 2016.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

I've reached out to the component office for an update. I hope to have information to provide to you soon.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

I've reached out to the component office again asking for an update. I hope to have information to provide to you soon.

Thank you,
Megan

Megan Farrell
OSD/JS FOIA Analyst
(571) 372-0409

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

The component office provided an estimated completion date of January 24, 2017. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information at this time.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

I'll follow up with the component office this morning.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Farrell, Megan B CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

I'm so sorry for the delay in response, I've been out of the office for several weeks on maternity leave. However, I have reached out to the component office working on your request. I hope to have information to provide to you soon!

Thank you,
Megan

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

A no responsive documents response.

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

Good afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office is currently auditing our FOIA request backlog and have found an outstanding request from you (see below) pertaining to a Shallow Water Combat Submersible Program Report, which we assigned control number USSOCOM FOIA 2013-106.

We are committed to reducing these outstanding requests and satisfying those for which the requesters are still interested. Please respond by close of business on December 4, 2017; if we do not hear from you, we will assume you no longer require the information and will close this FOIA request with no further action from this office.

We appreciate your time and consideration regarding this matter and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that our delay may have caused.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

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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 report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 156 of NDAA 2013, including both initial and subsequent reports as applicable:

(a) Initial Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the following:

(1) A description of all efforts under the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program and the United States Special Operations Command to improve the accuracy of the tracking of the schedule and costs of the program.

(2) The revised timeline for the initial and full operational capability of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible, including details outlining and justifying the revised baseline to the program.

(3) Current cost estimates to meet the basis of issue requirement under the program.

(4) An assessment of existing program risk through the completion of operational testing.

(b) Subsequent Reports-

(1) QUARTERLY REPORTS REQUIRED- The Assistant Secretary, in coordination with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, shall submit to the congressional defense committees on a quarterly basis updates on the schedule and cost performance of the contractor of the Shallow Water Combat Submersible program, including metrics from the earned value management system.

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

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Yes, I am very much still interested in this request. As you note it is long past due.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

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

Thank you, Mr. Musgrave, we will provide a response as soon as possible. The documents are being processed, I was just checking to make sure you still required a response to this backlog FOIA before we continued with our final review.

I am not sure where the case number "16-F-0887" came from, it's not a USSOCOM control number. This pertains to USSOCOM FOIA 2013-106, which was initially noted in the subject of my email.

Do have a similar request filed with OSD/JS and that's why 16-F-0887 is included in this correspondence?

Have a good day!

Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

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

Mr. Musgrave,

I found a reference to 16-F-0887. Responsive documents are being processed under the original case number, USSOCOM FOIA 2013-106.

We will provide our response as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

Have a good evening!

Regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

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

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

This pertains to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2013-106.

When emailing documents in response to FOIA inquiries and in order to protect any personally identifiable information, your FOIA request, copies of any redacted documents, and USSOCOM's final response letter are being sent to you electronically via AMRDEC SAFE. You will receive a separate email containing an individual username and password. Once the email is received, click on the link provided and you will be directed to AMRDEC SAFE. You will then be prompted to enter the provided username and password. Once entered, you will see the documents being sent to you along with instructions on how to download them.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our delay in responding to your request may have caused and truly appreciate your patience and consideration.

Have a great day!

Respectfully,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228
DSN: 299-4030
SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553
NSTS: 471-4027
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov
JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

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

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