U.S. Navy Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013F100013
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From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons

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,

Drone Watch

From: DONFOIA-PA

July 23, 2012

Drone Watch
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 1536
PO BOX 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Drone Watch, MuckRock News:

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your request was received in our office and assigned Case File Number DON2012F071420.

If you have any questions, please contact our service center at (202) 685-0412.

From: DONFOIA-PA

Dear Drone Watch:

SUBJECT: YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE DON2012F071420

We have determined that the information you are seeking may be maintained in part by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (ARSF); in part by the Commander, Naval Air Systems Command/Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIR/NAWCAD); and in part by the Commander, Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Service Command (NATEC). Therefore, we are forwarding your request to those officials for action and direct response to you. Please see the attached letter for more information regarding this action.

  • 2012F071420 NOTICE OF REFERRAL TO HQMC-NAVAIRHQ-NAVAIR NATEC (8-15-201

From: Neppach, Joanne M CIV AD

Dear Mr. Drone Watch:

We received your Freedom of Information Act request for the following documents:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts,
budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs,
UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter "drones");

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of
drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court
order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department's use of drones now or
plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using
or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the
usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements
or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones,
including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones' ability to carry weapons

We are not able to process your request because this request is not perfected. First, a person's name must be used to submit a request. Secondly, the request is overly broad and needs to request specific documents.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

From: Drone Watch

Hi,

You can use my name to process this request.

As for the request being too broad, similar requests have been processed by dozens of other state, local and federal agencies. It requests certain planning documents, proposals, contracts and regulations.

If there are specific sections I can make clearer, please let me know which ones and I'm happy to help specific, clarify or narrow the scope of the request as needed.

Thanks,

Michael Morisy

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 July 20, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Neppach, Joanne M CIV AD

I no longer work in the FOIA office.

Send all email correspondence to NAWCADFOIA@navy.mil or call 301-342-9563.

Thanks.

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 July 20, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: NAWCADFOIA

Mr. Morisy,

The NAWCAD and NAVAIR FOIA processing positions are currently vacant. We are attempting to fill them as quickly as possible. Your FOIA request is the queue to be processed. Should you have any additional questions please e-mail NAWCADFOIA@navy.mil or call 301-342-9564.

V/r,

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 July 20, 2012. 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 July 20, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: NAWCADFOIA

Can you please contact me regarding this request?

From: NAWCADFOIA

Mr. Morisy,

I am new to NAVAIR/NAWCAD and have been assigned to process your FOIA request.

Please know that we are processing your request as quickly as possible. FOIA Requests are processed on a "first in, first out" manner and your request is also voluminous in search and content. We are in the process of locating responsive documents and calculating processing fees.

In future correspondence please refer to 2013F100013, which is the case number that was assigned to your request.

From: Michael Morisy

Hello:

Thank you for your response. I look forward to working with you on this request.

Best,
Michael Morisy
MuckRock

From: NAWCADFOIA

Mr. Morisy,

Please know that we are processing your request as quickly as possible. FOIA Requests are processed on a "first in, first out" manner and your request is also voluminous in search and content. We are in the process of locating responsive documents and calculating processing fees.

In future correspondence please refer to 2013F100013, which is the case number that was assigned to your request.

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 July 20, 2012. 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 July 20, 2012. 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 July 20, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013F100013.

Thank you for your help.

From: NAWCADFOIA

Know that we are processing your request as quickly as possible. I will keep you posted as the case progresses.

From: Fuentes, Tonya R CIV AD, 11.0

Can you please contact me regarding your request?

From: Fuentes, Tonya R CIV AD, 11.0

Please contact me regarding your request.

From: Fuentes, Tonya R CIV AD, 11.0

I have been trying to get in touch with you regarding your above referenced FOIA request.

Please contact me.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

I apologize if no one from MuckRock has been in contact -- we have had an issue with our email system the last couple of months. Please let me know if there is anything we might clarify regarding this request.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Fuentes, Tonya R CIV AD, 11.0

I will be out of the office until Friday, August 23rd. I will respond to your email as soon as possible once I return.

If you need immediate assistance please contact Jeff Wallace at 301-342-9563. Thank you.

From: Fuentes, Tonya R CIV AD, 11.0

Please see the attached email regarding your request.

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