Source Code & Development Contract for 'Trace Effects' Video Game

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-41261
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the source code and other digital media assets used for the creation of the 'Trace Effects' Video Game released by the State Department. The game was reported on here:

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/12/state-department-creates-timetravel-themed-video-game-151824.html#.UMk5HLagvyQ.twitter

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,

Michael Morisy

From: Department of State

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy,

Please provide the Department of State Case number that was sent to you in the acknowledgement letter. Your organization has a substantial number of requests. The Department of State keeps track of requests by case numbers. In the future when you request a status on a case please provide the case number in the subject line of your message. This will not only make it easier to find your case, it will facilitate a quick answer to your inquiry.

From: Michael Morisy

This is in regard to FOIA case number F-2012-41261.

Thank you.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The case has been assigned to an analyst and searches will go out to the appropriate bureaus. The search time varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy,

This is in reference to your email dated June 14, 2013 regarding case number F-2012-41261. Your request for a status inquiry has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

Please check back with us in a week or so and we should have an answer for you.

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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy - Your request for a status update has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action. Regards,

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Your request for an estimated completion date has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy - The estimated completion date for the subject case is June 12, 2014. Regards,

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is still June 2014.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is still June 2014.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is still June 2014.

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Morisy,

The estimated completion date for this case is: July 2014.

- Estimated completion date are subject to change.
- Estimated completion date are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful and thank you for your patience. 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 Dec. 13, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-41261.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael Morisy,

This is a follow-up to your case number F-2012-41261. According to our electronic comments the estimated completion date is still July 31, 2014.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael Morisy,

This is a follow-up to your case number F-2012-41261. I apologize for our delayed response. The Statutory Compliance and Research Division initiated a search with the Bureau of Education Cultural Affairs. The search is continuing and the Compliance and Research Division has an extended estimated completion date for September 30, 2014.

Thank you for your patience. I hope this information was helpful and please do not hesitate to call us at: (202)261-8484 or send an email to: foiastatus@state.gov
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

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Caitlin Russell

From: U.S. Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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