Twitter direct messages

Adrianne Jeffries filed this request with the Department of Defense, Freedom of Information Policy Office of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-F-0825
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Communications

From: Adrianne Jeffries

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I'm seeking the direct messages sent and received by the @deptofdefense, @darpa, @CENTCOM, @dod_ig, @USArmy, @USNavy, @usairforce, and @usmc Twitter accounts from 2012 to present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Adrianne Jeffries

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

MuckRock News
ATTN: Adrianne Jeffries
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Sent via electronic mail to: requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Jeffries:

This is an interim response to your attached electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated March 3, 2015. Your request was received in this office on March 3, 2015, and assigned FOIA case number 15-F-0825. We ask that you use that number when referring to your request.

After careful review, we are currently processing your request to search for responsive records for @deptofdefense and @darpa Twitter accounts.

However, please be aware that this FOIA office only processes requests for the OSD/JS. There is not a central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) records management, but is, instead, delegated to those officials of the military services, various DoD components, and federal agencies that generate and/or maintain the records being sought. FOIA requests involving the search of offices outside of OSD/JS should be directed to the appropriate FOIA office.

The military services, CENTCOM and DOD IG, operate their own FOIA offices, would have cognizance over the information you have requested regarding their Twitter accounts. You may find links to non-OSD/JS DoD FOIA requester services on our website at: http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/. If you wish to receive records from them, you must submit FOIA requests to those individual offices.

At this time, we are unable to make a release determination on your request within the 20-day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from several offices geographically separated from this Office and (b) the need to consult with one or more agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and it will be worked in the order the request was received. As a matter of information, our current administrative workload is approximately 1,752 open requests. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request; your continued patience is appreciated.

If you are not satisfied with this action, you may petition the Appellate Authority, the Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to the OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of information, ATTN: Appeals Office, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155; you may also submit your appeal electronically at the following link: http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this mail, should cite case number 15-F-0825, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Thank you.

Adrienne M. Santos,
Government Information Specialist
for Suzanne Council on behalf of
M.L. Wahling, Acting Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-F-0825.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-F-0825.

Thank you for your help.

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Jeffries,

Your request was tasked for search for responsive records for @deptofdefense and @darpa Twitter accounts. However, the agencies conducting search for records has requested that you clarify what records you are seeking when you say "The direct messages sent and received by @deptofdefense and @DARPA Twitter accounts from 2012-Present. A direct message from Twitter is defined by Twitter at: https//support.twitter.com/groups/50-welcome-to-twitter/topics/204-the-basics/articles/14606-about-direct-messages#.

Clarifying the records you are seeking would greatly assist in making sure we are searching for the correct type of records.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

2nd Request for Clarification of your FOIA request:

Ms. Jeffries,

Your request was tasked for search for responsive records for @deptofdefense and @darpa Twitter accounts. However, the agencies conducting search for records has requested that you clarify what records you are seeking when you say "The direct messages sent and received by @deptofdefense and @DARPA Twitter accounts from 2012-Present. A direct message from Twitter is defined by Twitter at: https//support.twitter.com/groups/50-welcome-to-twitter/topics/204-the-basics/articles/14606-about-direct-messages#.

Clarifying the records you are seeking would greatly assist in making sure we are searching for the correct type of records.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Adrianne Jeffries

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for your help on this.

To clarify, I'm looking for the text of all Direct Messages sent and received by the Twitter accounts @deptofdefense and @DARPA between 2012 and present.

A Direct Message is a private message sent through Twitter. It is defined further here: https//support.twitter.com/groups/50-welcome-to-twitter/topics/204-the-basics/articles/14606-about-direct-messages#

Like email, all sent and received Direct Messages are preserved in an inbox associated with the Twitter account. To put it another way, I am asking for the contents of that inbox.

Let me know if this clarifies.

Thank you,
Adrianne

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-F-0825.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-F-0825.

Thank you for your help.

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Jeffries,

It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. Please note that your request was tasked for search. Unfortunately, the search for the requested records has not been completed. As stated in our interim response, our administrative workload was 1, 752 open requests at the time we received this request. Please understand our problem with the volume of requests. Once I received the response from the agency conducting the search, I will act on your request as soon as possible and respond directly to you. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-F-0825.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Ms. Jeffries,

It is our policy that each request receives prompt attention, and every effort is made to treat all requesters equally. Please note that your request was tasked for search. Unfortunately, the search for the requested records has not been completed. As stated in our interim response, our administrative workload was 1, 752 open requests at the time we received this request. Please understand our problem with the volume of requests. Once I received the response from the agency conducting the search, I will act on your request as soon as possible and respond directly to you. I apologize for the anticipated delay in responding to your request.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos, Team Lead
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

From: Santos, Adrienne M CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good Morning Ms. Jeffries,

Please note that your request has been reassigned to another Action Officer, Nusheen Sikandar. I have copied her on this e-mail.

v/r

Adrienne M. Santos, Team Lead
Government Information Specialist
Office of Freedom of Information
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0414
NIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: adrienne.m.santos.civ@mail.smil.mil

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