US Army News & Information [Cost]

Patrick Mackie filed this request with the Army Records Management and Declassification Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Mackie

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any document, email, and/or invoice showing the cost to the US Army for the creation, distribution, marketing, or any other costs associated with the US Army News & Information Mobile app. The below links help explain what app I am speaking of.

https://www.army.mil/mobile/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/us-army-news-information/id342689843?mt=8

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,

Patrick Mackie

From: USARMY Ft Belvoir HQDA OAA-RPA Mailbox FOIA

Mr. Mackie,
Good afternoon, please see the attached interim response pertaining to your FOIA request.

V/r,

Army FOIA
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army/
Records Management & Declassification Agency
703-428-6238

From: Patrick Mackie

This request was not too broad. I am requesting very specific documentation in relation to my request. I request that the search be preformed and documentation of cost of the app be released.

From: USARMY Ft Belvoir HQDA OAA-RPA Mailbox FOIA

Mr. Mackie,
Good morning Sir, your request is too broad (i.e not timeframe was provided) however if would be kind to give us a good contact number to reach you we can further explain. Additionally, we have an SME's (not in the FOIA office) who could further explain to you about the app, however we need your contact information as well so they can contact you. Please respond to this email within 10 business days.

V/r,

Army FOIA
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army/
Records Management & Declassification Agency
703-428-6238

From: Patrick Mackie

Please explain further using this email or patrick@elevnth.com to contact me. I prefer not to use phone calls in relation to FOIAs as they are often not easily accessible in submitting potential appeals. I am requesting the documentation on the cost of the app to the Army. The documentation. If a SME would like to contact me on the matter of the cost then please let me know if they will only do so via phone, if not please provide them, patrick@elevnth.com.

The request I believe is not too broad. I am requesting the documentation of the cost of an app. Something that FOIA is designed for. FOIA is used to the "keeps citizens in the know about their government." I think the cost of an app is something citizens would want to know. Feel free to search from January 1st 2000 to the date this request is processed if you need that parameter.

If you still think with the parameter above is too broad, please reject the request so I can appeal.

Thank you for your time,

Patrick
Similarly, please respond to this email within 10 business days.

From: USARMY Ft Belvoir HQDA OAA-RPA Mailbox FOIA

Mr. Mackie,
The SME's has been notified of your email response below and will be contacting you shortly. As a courtesy, below is the SME's contact information for your situational awareness.

MAJ LaMountain
703-692-4409

V/r,

Army FOIA
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army/
Records Management & Declassification Agency
703-428-6238

From: Patrick Mackie

Please explain further using this email or patrick@elevnth.com to contact me. I prefer not to use phone calls in relation to FOIAs as they are often not easily accessible in submitting potential appeals. I am requesting the documentation on the cost of the app to the Army. The documentation. If a SME would like to contact me on the matter of the cost then please let me know if they will only do so via phone, if not please provide them, patrick@elevnth.com.

The request I believe is not too broad. I am requesting the documentation of the cost of an app. Something that FOIA is designed for. FOIA is used to the "keeps citizens in the know about their government." I think the cost of an app is something citizens would want to know. Feel free to search from January 1st 2000 to the date this request is processed if you need that parameter.

If you still think with the parameter above is too broad, please reject the request so I can appeal.

Thank you for your time,

Patrick
Similarly, please respond to this email within 10 business days.

From: USARMY Ft Belvoir HQDA OAA-RPA Mailbox FOIA

MuckRock,
Good morning, we have already provided a response to the requester on this FOIA matter. On February 6, 2017 at 3:12pm a response was emailed to Mr. Mackie at the following email address below. Thank you.

patrick@elevnth.com

V/r,

Army FOIA
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army/
Records Management & Declassification Agency
703-428-6238

From: Patrick Mackie

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Patrick Mackie

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