|U.S Military Social Media Ad Buys
|Nov. 7, 2018
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All materials related to social media ad buys for the recruiting purposes associated with any branch of the U.S. Military or Department of Defense. We are specifically looking for records indicating how much money was spent on these ad buys, and what demographics were targeted by the ads.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 7, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Good morning, once again you are doing the same thing we asked you not to do in an email dated November 11, 2018 at 11:19am address to the following email address email@example.com. The Department of the Army FOIA program is decentralized. The information you are seeking does not fall under this office purview. This is a bad practice appearing to your requesters that we are not complying with their response within the mandatory 20 business days IAW FOIA. This office is the Initial Denial Authority (IDA) for records that fall under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army only. We do not handle FOIA request pertaining to recruiting or can tell you the status of the request since we never received it in this office. To check the status of this request, we recommend you go back to the original inbox in which you submitted this request on November 7, 2018. As a courtesy, we have provided you a link below to submit your FOIA request. No further action is required from this particular office.
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA) /
Chief Attorney and Legal Services (CALS)
Please be advised that this office serves as the policy and oversight office for the Department of the Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts entities, and is not a repository for documents for the Department of the Army. Requests for information and documents under the purview of the Army are sent to the agency most likely to have responsive records for a review in accordance with Army Regulation 25-55, The Army Freedom of Information Act program.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) only provides the means by which the public can request specific documents from the Army. The FOIA does not require Federal agencies to answer questions, render opinions, do legal research, compile or analyze data, conduct surveys, or provide subjective evaluations.
As stated previously, this office has no records. Under the FOIA a member of the public can request records, please resend with an individual name.