State Department Meeting with Snapchat, HBO and Mark Boal

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # DF-2015-16990
Status
Completed

Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

At the request of the State Department’s FOIA Status office, I am resubmitting the following FOIA request, which was originally submitted on September 29, 2015. I ask that you assign this new request a tracking number as soon as possible so that I may follow-up on the status of the request in the future. The original request was apparently NOT assigned a tracking number, which has caused significant problems with the State Department’s FOIA Status office.

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

Copies of all documents—including any minutes, memoranda, calendar entries, and emails—related to a June 2015 meeting (or “summit”) between State Department officials and several private individuals and companies in in Rancho Mirage, California, to discuss methods to combat propaganda related to ISIS, or the Islamic State. The State Department recently confirmed the existence of the meeting to The Daily Beast:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/28/u-s-turns-to-zero-dark-thirty-writer-for-anti-isis-propaganda.html

The aforementioned private companies include HBO and Snapchat, and the aforementioned private individuals include the film director Mark Boal. Please target these entities in your search for responsive records.

Thank you, and sincerely,

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 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,

J.K. Trotter

From: FOIA Request

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

You have been informed numerous times that 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.

Please provide a case number.

If you have not received a case number for something you claim you submitted electronically, please inform this office and provide the mailing address you wish the information to be mailed to.

If there is a problem getting the case numbers mailed to your organization we need to ascertain what is causing the problem.

Thank you,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov
In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED
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From: Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

A representative of your office spoke with a MuckRock representative earlier today. It was indicated that the initial November 4, 2015 submission of this request was located and that a communication from your office would be provided indicating an assigned tracking number. We look forward to hearing from you again.

Thank you very much for your help and patience.

From: FOIA Request

Dear Mr. Trotter,

We apologize for the confusion. Your original submission was inappropriately closed under case number F-2015-16368. Please disregard our letter dated December 4 that was mailed to you on December 7. We are opening a new case for your request and will place it in queue with other cases received the same time as your original request. You will be receiving a new Case Control Number and a new acknowledgment letter. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: Department of State

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

From: Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your message.

Have a great weekend.

From: FOIA Status

Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated December 9, 2015. Please be advised that an acknowledgement letter was mailed to you on December 9, 2015 and a new case number has been assigned to your request. Your request has been moved forward and assigned to a team. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. You should be receiving an acknowledgement letter soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your new case number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

Thank you for inquiring on your control case number F-2015-16690. I have informed the case Analyst and Branch Chief for any up-dated information and estimated completion date. Once the information becomes available I will then e-mail you with the up-dated status. For future references please use the assigned case number F-2015-16690.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your control case number F-2015-16990. The Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center provided an estimated completion date(ECD) of November 2016.

For your information:

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completion, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

This e-mail is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

Thank you for inquiring on your control case number F-2015-16990. I have informed the case Analyst and Branch Chief for any up-dated information and estimated completion date. Once the information becomes available I will then e-mail you with the up-dated status. For future references please use the assigned case number F-2015-16990.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From:

February 19, 2016
Department of State
Office of Information Programs and Services
A/GIS/IPS/RL
U. S. Department of State
Washington, D. C. 20522-8100

This is a follow up to request number DF-2015-16990:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DF-2015-16990.

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

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On Jan. 20, 2016:
Mr. Trotter,

Thank you for inquiring on your control case number F-2015-16990. I have informed the case Analyst and Branch Chief for any up-dated information and estimated completion date. Once the information becomes available I will then e-mail you with the up-dated status. For future references please use the assigned case number F-2015-16990.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center
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On Jan. 14, 2016:
Mr. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your control case number F-2015-16990. The Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center provided an estimated completion date(ECD) of November 2016.

For your information:

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completion, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

This e-mail is UNCLASSIFIED.
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On Jan. 14, 2016:
Mr. Trotter,

Thank you for inquiring on your control case number F-2015-16690. I have informed the case Analyst and Branch Chief for any up-dated information and estimated completion date. Once the information becomes available I will then e-mail you with the up-dated status. For future references please use the assigned case number F-2015-16690.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center
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On Jan. 14, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DF-2015-16990.

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

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On Dec. 15, 2015:
Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated December 9, 2015. Please be advised that an acknowledgement letter was mailed to you on December 9, 2015 and a new case number has been assigned to your request. Your request has been moved forward and assigned to a team. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. You should be receiving an acknowledgement letter soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your new case number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
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On Dec. 11, 2015:
Hi there,

Thanks so much for your message.

Have a great weekend.
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On Dec. 11, 2015:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
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On Dec. 11, 2015:
A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.
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On Dec. 9, 2015:
Dear Mr. Trotter,

We apologize for the confusion. Your original submission was inappropriately closed under case number F-2015-16368. Please disregard our letter dated December 4 that was mailed to you on December 7. We are opening a new case for your request and will place it in queue with other cases received the same time as your original request. You will be receiving a new Case Control Number and a new acknowledgment letter. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

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On Dec. 9, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

A representative of your office spoke with a MuckRock representative earlier today. It was indicated that the initial November 4, 2015 submission of this request was located and that a communication from your office would be provided indicating an assigned tracking number. We look forward to hearing from you again.

Thank you very much for your help and patience.
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On Dec. 8, 2015:
A fix is required to perfect the request.
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On Dec. 4, 2015:
Mr. Trotter,

You have been informed numerous times that 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.

Please provide a case number.

If you have not received a case number for something you claim you submitted electronically, please inform this office and provide the mailing address you wish the information to be mailed to.

If there is a problem getting the case numbers mailed to your organization we need to ascertain what is causing the problem.

Thank you,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov
In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED
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On Dec. 4, 2015:
Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

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On Dec. 4, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 4, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

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On Nov. 4, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

At the request of the State Department’s FOIA Status office, I am resubmitting the following FOIA request, which was originally submitted on September 29, 2015. I ask that you assign this new request a tracking number as soon as possible so that I may follow-up on the status of the request in the future. The original request was apparently NOT assigned a tracking number, which has caused significant problems with the State Department’s FOIA Status office.

* * *

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

Copies of all documents—including any minutes, memoranda, calendar entries, and emails—related to a June 2015 meeting (or “summit”) between State Department officials and several private individuals and companies in in Rancho Mirage, California, to discuss methods to combat propaganda related to ISIS, or the Islamic State. The State Department recently confirmed the existence of the meeting to The Daily Beast:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/28/u-s-turns-to-zero-dark-thirty-writer-for-anti-isis-propaganda.html

The aforementioned private companies include HBO and Snapchat, and the aforementioned private individuals include the film director Mark Boal. Please target these entities in your search for responsive records.

Thank you, and sincerely,

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 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,

J.K. Trotter

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From: FOIA Status

Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 19, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested status on your request. You will be informed of the status as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number F-2014-15014.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your control case number F-2015-16990. The Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center provided an estimated completion date(ECD) of November 2016.

For your information:

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@

FOIA US Department of State
Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Programs and Services
Advocacy and Oversight

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 21, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request. The estimated completion date for your request is still November 2016.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 24, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request number F-2015-16990. We have forwarded a copy of your e-mail to the office processing your request and have requested a status update. The estimated completion date for your request is still November 2016.

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

We have received a reply from the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case.

Processing of this case is still underway. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is now January 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

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

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

We have received a reply from the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case.

Processing of this case is still underway. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is now January 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

Processing of this case is still underway. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is now January 31, 2017.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

Processing of this case is still underway. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is now January 31, 2017.
Regards,

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail below concerning case control number F-2015-16990.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is January 31, 2017.

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

We appreciate your continued patience. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

S. Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is January 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, 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. 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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on October 3, 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.

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 and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: J.K. Trotter

This letter was never received in this office, can you please re-send or otherwise confirm the nature of the case closure?

From: FOIA Status

Dear J. K. Trotter,

This is in response to your e-mail dated October 29, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. According to our records, a letter dated September 28, 2016 was mailed to you with an explanation of the search results and the remaining status of your request. If you would like to receive a copy of that letter, please provide a current mailing address and/or an e-mail address and refer to your case control number F-2015-16990. Our office will provide you with a copy of that letter.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Could you please provide a copy of the referenced closure letter as soon as possible?

Thanks so much for your help,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Trotter-At this time the estimated completion date is January 2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 10/03/2016. 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.

To file a FOIA request, you must either submit such a request electronically at the Department of State's FOIA website at: www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov>, fax the request to the Requester Communication Branch at: 202 261-8579, or mail the request to: U.S. Department of State, Office of Information Programs and Services, (A/GIS/IPS/RL/RC), 515 22nd Street, N.W., Suite 8100, Washington, D.C. 20522. Please be sure to include a current mailing address in your new request.

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 and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

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) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Could someone from your office please clarify the status of this request and provide copies of any relevant letters indicating its status or closure? As is included in the thread of emails attached to this message, we have received conflicting indications of this request's status and have previously requested that the relevant letters from your office be provided again. We have been repeatedly told that materials would be available on January 31, 2017.

Thanks for your help,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on October 3, 2016. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. I have contacted the case manager assigned to your case and requested a copy of the letter that was mailed out indicating the case was closed. Once the information becomes available, you will be contacted with further detail.

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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. J.K. Trotter,
Attached is the letter mailed out on September 28, 2016. Your case is now closed. 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.

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 and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

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) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: J.K. Trotter

Hello,

Thank you for the email message regarding my FOIA Request, #DF-2015-16990, which you stated is closed.

However, in the letter I received in September 2016, the Department of State wrote, "A decision on the remaining document requires intra-agency or interagency coordination: it has been referred to another government office to assist us in making a final determination."

I have still not received any notice on the status of the remaining document that was responsive to my request. As such, it cannot be the case that my case is closed.

Please inform me of the status of the responsive document, and if it allowable, provide me a copy of it.

Thank you very much,
J.K. Trotter

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

Attached is the letter mailed out on September 28, 2016. Your case is now closed. 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.

To file a FOIA request, you must either submit such a request electronically at the Department of State's FOIA website at: www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov>, fax the request to the Requester Communication Branch at: 202 261-8579, or mail the request to: U.S. Department of State, Office of Information Programs and Services, (A/GIS/IPS/RL/RC), 515 22nd Street, N.W., Suite 8100, Washington, D.C. 20522. Please be sure to include a current mailing address in your new request.

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 and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

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) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
202-261-8484

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi,

Thank you for sending me the letter dated September 28, 2016. That letter refers to four pages of materials that were responsive to my request and which were supposed to be enclosed with the letter.

I never received those four pages, and if you look at the copy of the letter you sent me, the four pages are not included in the PDF, either.

I politely ask that you resend the four pages containing responsive, releasable records to this email account.

Please let me know if you need any other information.

Sincerely,
J.K. Trotter

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your email below concerning case control F-2015-16990.

The email and information you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst working on your case.

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) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. J.K. Trotter,

The Department of State assigned case control number should read F-2015-16990 and the case has been closed in our "Freedoms Data Base System" since 10/3/2016.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: J.K. Trotter

Hello -
As stated in the 2/07/17, the letter closing out the request references four pages of material not included in the release. Please re-send. Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Dear J.K. Trotter,

This is a follow-up to your email below concerning case control F-2015-16990.

The email and information you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst that worked on your case. Momentarily you will receive an email with a response.

I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for your continued patience. 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) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Miller, Jeanne

Mr. Trotter,

Good morning. Reference is made to our September 28, 2016, response to your Freedom of Information Act request which was assigned case number F-2015-16990. In our letter we advised you that there were four responsive documents. However, the responsive material was not provided to you with the letter. I apologize for this oversight and the documents are now attached. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions regarding this request.
Regards,
Jeanne Miller
Branch Chief
A/GIS/IPS/CR/EAN
U.S. Department of State
SA-2, Suite 7004

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