UASI drone applications

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-FEFO-00961
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All grant applications or project proposals for funding to purchase unmanned aerial surveillance (UAV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aka "drone" equipment through the Urban Area Security Initiative from January 1, 2008 to the date this request is processed.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Requests Muckrock

Hello,

I am resubmitting the FOIA request below, as I do not believe it was
received when submitted on June 4. Please confirm receipt and provide an
estimated date of delivery.

Thank you,

Shawn Musgrave

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July 4, 2013
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FOIA Officer
500 C Street, S.W., Room 840
Washington, D.C. 20472

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on June 4, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On June 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All grant applications or project proposals for funding to purchase
unmanned aerial surveillance (UAV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aka
"drone" equipment through the Urban Area Security Initiative from January
1, 2008 to the date this request is processed.

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 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 5924
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Can you please provided the FOIA number to this request so we can better assist you.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Can you please provided the FOIA number to this request so we can better assist you.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Blackwell -

This is the first acknowledgement that we have received despite having sent this request to FEMA more than a year ago. As such, I do not have any tracking number to provide.

Please advise.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon

The status of your request 2013-FEFO-00961 is as follows. We have tasked the program office that may have responsive documents to your request. Please be advised that due to a high volume of disaster information requests, we are experiencing delays with retrieval of the responsive documents from the responsible program office. Once we receive the documents, we will process them on a first-in/first-out basis.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon:

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961. We received the responsive documents from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning.

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961. We received the responsive documents from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Your case in the queue to be process I will forward your email to see how far along case in queue.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961. We received the responsive documents from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. I have forward your email check to see when your case will be process. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you for your help.

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

This email is in regard to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961. We received the responsive documents from the component and the first phase of processing has been completed. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

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 June 4, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-FEFO-00961.

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

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good afternoon, your inquiry has been forwarded to the analyst assigned to your case. They will contact you directly with an update within 2 business days. Thank you for your continued patience.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please contact this office at (202) 646-3323 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:FEMA-FOIA@dhs.gov> and please refer to this FOIA request FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961.

Thank you,
The FEMA Disclosure Branch

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

Case is in the queue to process by analyst. I will forward email to my lead. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Your case is in the pending queue to be review by an Analysts. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

I have review your file there is no note for more clarification. The status in case is in the queue to process by analyst. I will forward email to my lead. We certainly understand the importance of your request and are working diligently to provide the information you have requested. Thank you for your continued patience.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Your case is in the processing queue I will forward email to a lead to respond to your status check.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Afternoon,

I will forward your email to Ms. Presley so she can respond to your status check.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: FEMA-FOIA

Good Morning,

I will forward your email to lead that is processing your case to response to your status check.

Tonya Blackwell
Disclosure Branch (FOIA)
Mission Support Bureau
Records Management Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Direct: 202-212-3771
Mobile:202-802-2645

From: Presley, Paula

Good Morning Mr. Brock

This responds to your inquiry made on the status of your Freedom of Information Act request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as numbered 2013-FEFO-00961.

I have reached out to our review team, and have been advised that the anticipated expected completion date is estimated for Friday, April 1, 2016.

Your request has been assigned reference number FEMA 2013-FEFO-00961. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence.

If you need to contact our office concerning this request, please call (202) 646-3323 or electronically at FEMA-FOIA@fema.dhs.gov.

Thank you and have a pleasant day.

Paula Presley
Program Specialist
Disclosure Branch (FOIA Office)
Records Management Division
Federal Emergency Management Agency
US Department of Homeland Security
Office – 202-212-5877
Mobile - 202-320-0187
Paula.presley@fema.dhs.gov<mailto:Paula.presley@fema.dhs.gov>

From:

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact FEMA again concerning your request, please provide the FEMA reference number. This will enable FEMA to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce their response time. FEMA can be reached at 202-646-3323.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office

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