|Submitted||March 3, 2014|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
TACOM FOIA log for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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 days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Carboni
This email serves as a response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a copy of the TACOM FOIA log for the years 2005 through 2013.
Attached are the logs you requested minus individual's names that are considered exempt from release under exemption (b)(6) which permits the government to withhold all information about individuals in “personnel and medical files and similar files” when the disclosure of such information “would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” This requires a balancing of the public’s right to disclosure against the individual’s right to privacy. See Dep’t of the Air Force v. Rose, 425 U.S. 352, 372 (1976). If a privacy interest is found to exist, the public interest in disclosure, if any, must be weighed against the privacy interest in nondisclosure. If no public interest exists, the information should be protected; as the D.C. Circuit has observed, “something, even a modest privacy interest, outweighs nothing every time.” Nat’l Ass’n of Retired Fed. Employees v. Horner, 879 F.2d 873, 879 (D.C. cir. 1989)
I do not have the authority to deny information in whole or in part. Please notify this office within ten (10) working days if you still request the deleted information. I will forward the information and my basis for recommending denial to the Initial Denial Authority, Mr. David L Kuhn, for a decision on the releasibility of the requested information
Under the provisions of DOD Regulation, 5400.7-R, as amended May 2002, there were no assessable fees associated with this request
Army Contracting Center - Warren/DTA
TACOM LCMC - Warren
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6501 E. Eleven Mile Road
Warren, MI 48397-5000