Transhumanism (Office of Science and Technology Policy)

Nathanael King filed this request with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President) of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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17-96

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Completed

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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 a H+ Magazine. hplusmagazine.com

All materials related to "Grindhouse Wetware," a biotechnology start-up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindhouse_Wetware

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: FN-OSTP-OSTPFOIA

Good morning,

Thank you for following up with OSTP regarding your FOIA request, OSTP-FOIA-17-96. At this time, OSTP is completing its search for the records listed in your request. OSTP anticipates being able to provide you with a final response within the next two weeks. You will also receive an acknowledgment letter regarding your request later today expressing OSTP's intent to comply with your request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you again for your interest in OSTP,

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: FN-OSTP-OSTPFOIA

Greetings,

Attached please find an acknowledgment letter for your request, which was received on August 10, 2017.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me,

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: FN-OSTP-OSTPFOIA

Good morning,

This letter serves as a follow-up to your inquiry as to the status of your FOIA request. In searching for responsive documents, OSTP located several documents that originated with other agencies. Accordingly, it is necessary to forward those records to the originating agencies so that they may express their views as to what, if any, information must be withheld. Once the originating agencies have had an opportunity to review those records, OSTP will forward you a response. It is my hope that OSTP will be able to close out your request within the month.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President)

Dear Mr. King,

Thank you for reaching out for information on your FOIA request. OSTP located records in response to your request, and several of those contain information that originated at other federal agencies. As a result, OSTP is working with those agencies to determine whether or not any of that information is subject to exemption. When OSTP receives feedback from the originating agencies concerning whether the information should be released, OSTP will be able to finalize a response and provide you with the requested records. My hope is that we can provide you with those records within the next few weeks.

Thank you for your interest in OSTP,

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President)

Dear Mr. King,

Thank you for reaching out for information on your FOIA request. As mentioned in my previous update, several of the records originated at other federal agencies. As a result, OSTP is working with those agencies to determine whether or not any of that information is subject to exemption. With regard to those records that do not contain information originating with another Federal government agency, OSTP anticipates sending you an interim response before the end of next week. When OSTP receives feedback from the originating agencies concerning the remaining records, OSTP will be able to finalize your request. My hope is that we can complete your request within the next few weeks.

Thank you for your interest in OSTP,

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President)

Dear Mr. King,

Attached please find an interim response to your request dated August 10, 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions.

Kind regards,

Andrew G. Mendoza
Legal Counsel and Policy Advisor
The White House | Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

From: Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President)

Dear Requester: Please see attached finalletter regarding your Freedom of Information and responsive documents.  Ifyou have any questions please contact us. FOIAOffice Scienceand Technology Directorate Departmentof Homeland Security Washington,DC 20005 Main:202-254-5700

From: Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President)

Dear Mr. King,

Attached please find a final response to your FOIA request received on August 10, 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Andrew Mendoza if you have any questions.

Sandra L. Lewandowski (Contractor)
EOP | OSTP
The White House | Office of Science and Techology Policy
(202) 456-4444 | OSTPFOIA@ostp.eop.gov

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