Transhumanism (Health and Human Services)

Nathanael King filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

2018-00098-FOIA-OS, 18-FOI-00280-NIBIB

2018-00098-FOIA-OS

Est. Completion None
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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials relating to the Transhumanist movement, which advocates for technological enhancement of human ability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

All materials related to civilian attempts at human augmentation, such as implantation of RFID chips or magnetic implants.

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,

Nathanael King

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This FOIA request has not received an acknowledgement letter in the months since it has been submitted. Provision now of such a letter and a tracking number would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials relating to the Transhumanist movement, which advocates for technological enhancement of human ability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

All materials related to civilian attempts at human augmentation, such as implantation of RFID chips or magnetic implants.

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,

Nathanael King

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Attn: Mr. Nathanael King

RE: FOIA request #2018-00098-FOIA-OS (copy attached, for ease of reference)

Good afternoon, Mr. King. This e-mail is in reference to your FOIA request, dated August 10, 2017 in which you requested the following records, as stated:

* All materials relating to the Transhumanist movement, which advocates for technological enhancement of human ability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

* All materials related to civilian attempts at human augmentation, such as implantation of RFID chips or magnetic implants.

After reviewing your FOIA request, our office has forwarded your request to both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as potential locations which may maintain the records which you are seeking. The FDA and NIH will respond to you directly regarding your FOIA request.

Should you wish to contact either the FDA or the NIH FOIA office, that contact information is below:

Freedom of Information Officer
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1035
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-796-3900
FOIA Officer: Sarah Kotler

NIH FOIA Office
Building 31 Room 5B35
31 Center Drive, MSC 2107
Bethesda, MD 20892
PH: 301-496-5633
Fax: 301-402-4541
E-mail: nihfoia@mail.nih.gov<mailto:nihfoia@mail.nih.gov>

We regret any delays that may have occurred in processing your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

Deborah J. Peters
Freedom of Information \ Privacy Acts Division
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 739.G.2
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C.

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Mr. King,

Attached is the interim letter to your NIBIB FOIA request. Your request for all materials related to the transhumanist movement is too broad. Please provide more information about the type of documents you would like to receive. You can also search NIH Reporter for grants that have been funded by NIH related to this topic: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm

Have a good day,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hi Mr. King,

I also found general information on NIBIB's website about current projects they are working on. https://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/bionic-man

Please let me know if you can narrow down this request or if this general information is enough to fulfill your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Mr. King,

Please confirm that you have received my emails below and please specify what type of information you are looking for to help narrow the scope of this request.

Thank you,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Mr. King,

Please let me know if you are still interested in receiving records responsive to this request or if the public information I provided is sufficient to fill your request. https://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/bionic-man

If this information is sufficient, please respond saying you would like to withdraw your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Mr. King,

Please confirm that you have received my emails below.

Thank you,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Mr. King,

The final letter to your NIBIB FOIA request is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jennifer Kramer, Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
301-496-9737 FOIA line
301-827-6257 direct line
301-402-3604 fax

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