USDA contracts/MOUs/MOAs/invoices/materials re: May 2003 LEARN Inc. training

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, invoices, training materials and other available agreements related to a May 2003 United States Department of Agriculture training session held in Beltsville, Maryland titled "Practical Anti-Terrorism Training for Regulators of the Food and Agriculture Industry: A Common Sense Approach."

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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

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 Jan. 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bridges, Greg - OCIO

Ms. Lipton,

Are you available to discuss this request? I just have a few questions about it. If you are, please provide a contact number.

Greg Bridges
Senior FOIA Specialist
Office of Policy, E-Government, & Fair Information Practices
Office of the Chief Information Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
202.694.0003

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Bridges,

Thank you very much for your message. I will be available to speak tomorrow morning. You can reach meet at (617) 299-1832. If you could let me know what time would be most convenient for you, I can plan to be available at that time. I appreciate your request for clarification!

Talk soon,
Beryl

From: Bridges, Greg - OCIO

Ms. Lipton,

Are you available at 2:30 today?

Greg Bridges
Senior FOIA Specialist
Office of Policy, E-Government, & Fair Information Practices
Office of the Chief Information Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
202.694.0003

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Bridges,

It will be difficult for me to speak on the phone in the next few hours. If you're available later in the afternoon, that could work.

Thank you!
Beryl

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 Jan. 31, 2015. 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 Jan. 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bridges, Greg - OCIO

Ms. Lipton,

This is a follow-up to today’s teleconference regarding your request (see attached) . During this discussion, you stated that you will resubmit your request for today and provide additional information in order to aid in our search for responsive records.

Please reply back to this email stating the information above is accurate. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Greg Bridges
Senior FOIA Specialist
Office of Policy, E-Government, & Fair Information Practices
Office of the Chief Information Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
202.694.0003

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You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

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