USAID contracts with SecDev

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-00224-14
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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of contracts with The SecDev Group, commonly known as SecDev, and any final reports generated and delivered by SecDev to the agency over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please include any processing notes made in completing this request.

The address for SecDev is World Exchange Plaza, 45 O'Connor Street, Suite 1150, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 1A4.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a published independent reporter and a current contributor to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/runasandvik/). I have also had my journalism published on domestic and international blogs.

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,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Smith, Pamela

Dear Ms. Runa A. Sandvik,
Attached is an acknowledgement letter assigning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) number to your request.  You will be notified shortly of the assigned Government Information Specialist that will be processing this FOIA request.  If you have questions, please contact us on 202 712-0960 or by e-mail at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Pamela A. Smith
USAID
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division
M"oving Development Forward

From: FOIA Mailbox (USAID)

Dear Ms. Sandvik:

This acknowledges receipt of your April 22, 2014 Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request to the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID). We received your request in this office on April 23, 2014.
Specifically, you requested:

“Copies of contracts with The SecDev Group, commonly known as SecDev, and
any final reports generated and delivered by SecDev to the agency over the
past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome
please provide a list of contracts. Please include any processing notes
made in completing [your] request.”

You also requested a fee waiver. After review of your request and your
articulated justifications, your fee waiver request is granted.

Your request has been assigned to Kim Frazier. You may contact Kim by
phone on (202) 712-1218 or by email at kfrazier@usaid.gov, and reference
F-00224-14 in your correspondence. If additional information is required
to assist USAID search for responsive records, the Government Information
Specialist assigned to your request will contact you.

Thank you for your interest in USAID.

Sincerely,

Alecia S. Sillah
Team Lead, Government Information Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

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 April 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-00224-14.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kimberly Frazier

Good morning:

We are in the process of drafting a final response to your request. I will
be sending forward for clearance today.

Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

Best,

Kim Frazier
--
*Kimberly D. Frazier*

Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Ronald Reagan Building, Room 2.07C,
Washington, DC 20523-2701

202-712-1218 - direct line
202-216-3070 - facsimile

*"M"oving Development Forward *

From: Kimberly Frazier

Good morning:

We are in the process of drafting a final response to your request. I will
be sending forward for clearance today.

Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

Best,

Kim Frazier
--
*Kimberly D. Frazier*

Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Ronald Reagan Building, Room 2.07C,
Washington, DC 20523-2701

202-712-1218 - direct line
202-216-3070 - facsimile

*"M"oving Development Forward *

From: Kimberly Frazier

Hello Ms. Sandvik:

Attached is our final response concerning your Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request.

Kim Frazier
--
*Kimberly D. Frazier*

Senior Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Ronald Reagan Building, Room 2.07C,
Washington, DC 20523-2701

202-712-1218 - direct line
202-216-3070 - facsimile

*"M"oving Development Forward *

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