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Greg Otto filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-00670
Est. Completion None
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From: Greg Otto

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of all subagencies, directorates and offices that are the using internal collaboration and communication tool known as Slack.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public at FedScoop.com, 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,

Greg Otto
Scoop News Group

From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Otto,

This is a follow-up to you case control numbers F-2016-00670. Our response letter dated to you on February 20, 2016 provided an checklist of things that are missing to process your case. The checklist indication said that you have not reasonably described the records you seek in a way that someone familiar with Department records and programs could locate them and on our second sheet we provide the information on what Department of State records are maintain for a search. Please note: use the assigned case control number for all future references.

I hope this information was helpful.
Regards,

Katrina

FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Greg Otto

To whom it may concern,

This is a clarification for FOIA request F-2016-00670.

I am asking for:

A listing of all the Slack team domains, channels names, and channel descriptions that are in use within the Department of State.

A Slack team can be accessed through the URL pattern of "[team-name].slack.com", and I would like a listing of all these domains. For example, "state.slack.com" could be a possible domain in use.

Channels are where messages are posted and have a name starting with '#' and a description of the topic of the channel. I would like a list of all of the channels and their descriptions from each Slack team in use.

I am asking for this request because of a recent article in The Atlantic that quoted Slack CEO Stuart Butterfield, who said State Department are all experimenting with using Slack for internal communication. - http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/are-slack-messages-subject-to-foia-requests/429243/

Please let me know if you need any other information.

Regards,

Gregory Otto

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Otto,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 2-20-2016. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Our response letter dated to you on February 20, 2016 provided a checklist of things that are missing to process your case. The checklist indication said that you have not reasonably described the records you seek in a way that someone familiar with Department records and programs could locate them and on our second sheet we provided the information on what Department of State records are maintained for a search.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

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