Urban Warfare Analysis Center (UWAC) contracts — DCMA

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Defense Contract Management Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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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 contracts, invoices, purchasing orders and other acquisition documents for transactions with Wave Technologies, Inc. for research & development via the Urban Warfare Analysis Center (UWAC) from January 1, 2005 to the date this request is processed.

Per one 2008 report available online (see https://info.publicintelligence.net/How%20a%20Boy%20Becomes%20a%20Martyr%20-%20The%20Dangers%20of%20Web%202.0%20Technology.pdf):

"About the Urban Warfare Analysis Center: The Urban Warfare Analysis Center (UWAC) is sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and operated by Wave
Technologies, Inc. The UWAC is a dedicated center of excellence that provides innovative and multidisciplinary support to meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. The UWAC harnesses expertise from throughout the government, academia, and industry to produce research and analysis of modern asymmetric urban warfare, populate a knowledge base dedicated to urban warfare, and assess new technology initiatives. It was founded in 2006."

Per the Federal Procurement Data System, Wave Technologies has received at least one contract from DCMA: https://www.fpds.gov/ezsearch/fpdsportal?s=FPDS&q=0003+9700++TREASURY_ACCOUNT_SYMBOL%3A%22212040%22+CONTRACTING_AGENCY_NAME%3A%22DEFENSE+CONTRACT+MANAGEMENT+AGENCY+%28DCMA%29%22+PRODUCT_OR_SERVICE_CODE%3A%22AD22%22+REF_IDV_PIID%3A%22W911QX04D0013%22+REF_IDV_PIID%3A%22W911QX04D0013%22+VENDOR_FULL_NAME%3A%22WAVE+TECHNOLOGIES+INCORPORATED%22&indexName=awardfull&templateName=1.4

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the military and national security extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics including national security and emerging technologies:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

Per

As 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 pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

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: DCMA FOIA

The DCMA FOIA Office acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, as stated below. For tracking purposes, your request number is 15-159, please refer to this number when inquiring about this request. Your request is being reviewed to ensure it is a proper FOIA request and to determine the fee category that applies.

Requests are processed utilizing a multi-track processing system on a first in/first out basis, we will notify you of the status of your request within 5 days.

If you have any questions please contact the DCMA FOIA Office at dcma.foia@dcma.mil

From: DCMA FOIA

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached the response to your below FOIA request, DCMA control number 15-159. Should you have any questions regarding this, feel free to contact the DCMA FOIA office.

Sincerely,

Kim

Kimberly Turner
FOIA/Privacy Analyst
DCMA-DSP

804-734-1466

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