|Submitted||April 23, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
-All correspondence from the State Department in response to SIGAR inquiry letter SIGAR-14-101-SP (dated September 26, 2014), including the October 10, 2014 letter in response to SIGAR's inquiry letter.
Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:
I have also been published in a number of other media outlets:
As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.
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.
Apologies. I meant to include some supplementary information along with my initial request. See below.
SIGAR's inquiry letter (Inquiry Letter: Afghan Budget Bailout, SIGAR-14-101-SP, September 26, 2014) and the State Department's response letter (State Department, response to SIGAR inquiry letter SIGAR-14-101-SP, October 10, 2014) were both noted in SIGAR's inquiry letter SIGAR-15-45-SP Inquiry Letter: Afghan Budget Shortfall, dated April 15, 2015.
A copy of this inquiry letter can be found online here: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-15-45-SP.pdf
The State Department response letter is noted in footnote number 3.
Apologies for the barrage of emails, but it's come to my attention that these documents are already available online: https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-14-101-SP.pdf
Given the above, please consider this request closed.