System of Systems Security OTA Proposals and Contracts

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the U.S. Army, Armament Research and Development Center -- ARDEC of the United States of America.
Tracking # FA-13-0340 ; 14-4
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From: Dustin Slaughter

Expedited Processing Requested

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All existing copies of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) proposals and contracts pertaining to the following System of Systems Security consortium (SOSSEC) companies: Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; Zeus Direct, LLC; The SI Organization, Inc.; Strategic Resources, Inc.; Phoenix Engineering, Inc.; Implant Sciences Corporation; ECSI, International; Energy Research Company; DHPC Technologies; Abacus Technology Corporation; Araxid, Inc.; Alfalight, Inc.; Accenture; A-T Solutions; from January 1 2004 - August 29 2013.

Records analysts should use the following keywords: "SOSSEC", "System of Systems Security", "counterintelligence", "counterterrorism", "Philadelphia Police Department", "Pennsylvania State Police", "Delaware Valley Intelligence Center", "DVIC", "fusion center", "surveillance", "suspicious activity reports", "threat assessment", "Picatinny Arsenal", "social media monitoring", "strategic intelligence", "competitive intelligence".

This request is not meant to be exclusive of any other records which, though not specifically requested, would have a reasonable relationship to the subject matter of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect to be provided with all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents in the public interest.

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,

Dustin Slaughter

From: USARMY Redstone Arsenal ACC Mailbox HQACCFOIA

Sir,

I have received your FOIA request and find it to be a very broad request for contracts with 15 different companies in a 9 year timeframe. I respectfully request that you narrow the scope of your request. I need to know what Army organization you are inquiring about that may have contracts with these companies. Also, it would be helpful if you could provide information on any particular contracts you have in mind for specific work that they may have done for a particular Army Contracting Command organization. Contract numbers are the easiest way for me to search our databases.

Without specifying the information you seek I am unable to conduct a proper search for responsive records.

Please be advised that the Army Contracting Command (ACC) is not a repository for all contracts entered into by the Department of Defense or even the Department of the Army. The ACC serves as the oversight activity for the Contracting Centers that fall under the Command's authority. FOIA requests that are received by the ACC FOIA Office will be reviewed to determine if an ACC Contracting Center is responsible for administration of the contract identified in FOIA request. If so, the request will be forwarded to the appropriate Center's FOIA office for resolution. If an ACC contracting center is not responsible for contract in question, the requestor will be referred to the appropriate entity if that entity can be ascertained from the information provided in FOIA request.

Your FOIA request has been logged in with the tracking number FA-13-0340. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence regarding your FOIA request.

Respectfully,

From: Dustin Slaughter

Dear Records Officer:

My request should focus on both contracts and Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements issued by US ACC New Jersey in Picatinny, NJ. from January 1 2004 up to and including August 29 2013. For your convenience, I have narrowed my request for OTA agreements and contracts pertaining to six SOSSEC member companies: Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; Zeus Direct, LLC; The SI Organization, Inc.; Alfalight, Inc.; and Araxid, Inc.

As US ACC New Jersey is the issuing agency for all System of Systems Security (SOSSEC) OTA agreements and contracts, as stipulated in this 2012 contract: http://sossecconsortium.com/pdf/W15QKN-12-9-1006.pdf, I believe that this agency should be the focus of this records request.

Analysts should use the following keywords to narrow their search: "SOSSEC", "System of Systems Security", "counterintelligence", "counterterrorism", "Delaware Valley Intelligence Center", "DVIC", "suspicious activity reports", "strategic intelligence", and "competitive intelligence", and "Rutgers University Center for Information, Integration and Connectivity."

I understand that ACC is not a repository for all contracts entered into by the DoD or DoA. Please do your best to locate the aforementioned records pertaining to US ACC New Jersey's relationship with SOSSEC.

Please be advised that requests will be sent for the remaining nine companies listed in the previous request.

This request is not meant to be exclusive of any other records which, though not specifically requested, would have a reasonable relationship to the subject matter of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect to be provided with all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents in the public interest.

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,

Dustin Slaughter

From: USARMY Redstone Arsenal ACC Mailbox HQACCFOIA

Sir,

Do you have a response for this email regarding your FOIA request?
If not, your request will be closed on 8 October.

From: Dustin Slaughter

Sir,

I responded on September 2nd.

From: Army Contracting Command

We have received your FOIA request and correspondence at HQ Army Contracting Command. We are searching for the correct office to refer your request to, at which point I will contact you to notify you of the referral.

From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to clarify which ACC location my request should be directed to, as there seems to be ongoing confusion about this:

My request should focus on both contracts and Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements issued by US ACC New Jersey in Picatinny, NJ. from January 1 2004 up to and including August 29 2013.

Per your request and for your convenience, I have narrowed my query for OTA agreements and contracts pertaining to six SOSSEC member companies: Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; Zeus Direct, LLC; The SI Organization, Inc.; Alfalight, Inc.; and Araxid, Inc.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

From: Miller, Kimberly A CIV USARMY ARDEC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE
Mr. Slaughter,

The Army Contracting Command has referred your request for copies of all contracts and OTAs with Booz Allen Hamilton; CACI; Zeus Direct, LLC; the SI Organization, Inc.,; Alfaflight, Inc.; and Araxid, Inc. issued by ACC-NJ from 1 Jan 04 to 29 Aug 13 to this office for processing. This request has been assigned #14-4 and is being processed.

From: Dustin Slaughter

Thank you for confirmation. Please reply directly to this address with regard to case 14-4.

From: U.S. Army, Armament Research and Development Center -- ARDEC

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Army, Armament Research and Development Center -- ARDEC

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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