Talking Points Concerning 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Film

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2016-12407

Due Nov. 9, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents concerning talking points generated from the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. These are not likely to be found before 1/1/13.

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 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,

Curtis Waltman

From: FOIA Request

Please provide a time frame for the records you are seeking. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello,
The timeframe I am seeking is from 1/1/2013 to the present date the request was filed. Thank you for your response! I look forward to hearing back.

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Request

All queries regarding pending FOIA cases should be sent to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox at FOIAStatus@state.gov<mailto:FOIAStatus@state.gov>. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

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: November 7, 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,
J.Berhane
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 Mr. Waltman,

This is in reference to your email of December 9, 2016 inquiring about the status of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case number F-2016-12407. 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 November 7, 2017. Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and are 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

We 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3cmailto:foiastatus@state.gov>>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is November 7, 2017.

Please note that ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and are 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.).

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

Mr. Waltman-At this the estimated completion date(ECD) is November 30, 2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Waltman,

This is a follow-up to your email on March 13, 2017 concerning case control F- 2016-12407.

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 continues to be, November 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 email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is continues to be, November 2017.

U.S. Department of State
Washington D.C.
(202) 663-2332
barnescd@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The case is 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 November 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.

Sincerely,

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

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman-At this time the estimated completion date(ECD) is still 11/30/2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman-At this time the estimated completion date(ECD) is still 11/30/2017.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

This is in reference to your email dated August 11, 2017 regarding FOIA case control number F-2016-12407. At this time the estimated date of completion (EDC) is November 30, 2017.
Please note that EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are 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.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waltman,

This is in response to your e-mail below concerning case control number F-2016-12407. Your case is in process and at this time, there is no new information to provide. The estimated date of completion (EDC) is still November 2017. Please note that EDCs 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.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,700 cases.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Waltman,

This is in response to your e-mail below regarding FOIA case control number F-2016-12407. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is July 2019. Please note that EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are 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.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,200 cases.
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>

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Waltman,

This is in response to your e-mail below regarding FOIA case control number F-2016-12407. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still July 2019. EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are 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.

Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 12,100 cases.

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: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Waltman,
This is in response to your e-mail below regarding FOIA case control number F-2016-12407. Your case is being processed. At this time, the estimated date of completion (EDC) is still July 2019. EDCs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates. They are 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.
Please note there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 11,200 cases.
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> mailto:foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Katrina Wood

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Waltman,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2016-12407.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,800 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.

As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484<tel:(202)%20261-8484>, or fax us at (202) 261-8579<tel:(202)%20261-8579> or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Waltman,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2016-12407.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Your FOIA request is pending processing. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.

If you have any questions, 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,

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

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Waltman,
This is in response to your email dated March 19, 2018 and regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2016-12407. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. Your request is being processed as a part of this project. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
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 send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Waltman,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2016-12407.
The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,600 cases. It is taking significant steps to improve its responsiveness to the public and has undertaken a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) surge project to reduce the backlog in the coming months. In order to further the core FOIA goals of transparency and accountability, the State Department is committing more resources and personnel to clear the backlog of requests, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality.
As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484 tel:(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 Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Waltman,

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,

FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Waltman,
The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic Records System indicates your request remains in process.
The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 10,500 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.
There is no more information to provide at this time.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Status
U.S. Department of State
(202)261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Dear Curtis Waltman,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 24, 2018, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request for case control number F-2017-12407.

The Department of State's electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

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.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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