Virginia Army National Guard Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Virginia Army National Guard of the United States of America.
Tracking # FA-14-0046
Status
Completed

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From: Tom Nash

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,

Tom Nash

From: McGhinnis, Angela D Ms CIV US NG VA ARNG

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mcghinnis, Angela D Mrs CIV USA NGB

UNCLASSIFIED
Good morning,

Your request is still being processed.

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: McGhinnis, Angela D CIV NG VAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good afternoon,

Your request is still being processed. Please note my new email address as well.

Thank you,

Angie McGhinnis
VaARNG G6
Administrative Services Chief
434-298-6331
angela.d.mcghinnis.civ@mail.mil

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 Feb. 7, 2013. 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 Feb. 7, 2013. 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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

Please provide an update on this request.

Thank you.

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 Feb. 7, 2013. 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 Feb. 7, 2013. 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 Feb. 7, 2013. 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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Watson, Marvin G SFC USARMY NG VAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

******* ******* *******

This email is intended for, Mr. Tom Nash.

If you are NOT the actual recipient(s), please "Dispose" or "Delete" this email, DO NOT "Forward" or "Reply All".

******* ******* *******

Dear Mr. Tom Nash,

1. Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request.

2. Please affirm that you have Received and are able to Open and View the attachment.

3. There has been a delay in processing, due to change in personnel, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you,

SFC Marvin G. Watson
VaARNG, G6
FOIA Officer
Records Manager/ARIMS
State Publications Manager
Office: 434-298-6336
marvin.g.watson.mil@mail.mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

From: Drone Watch

Received, thank you.

From: Watson, Marvin G SFC USARMY NG VAARNG (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

******* ******* *******

This email is intended for, Mr. Tom Nash.

If you are NOT the actual recipient(s), please "Dispose" or "Delete" this email, DO NOT "Forward" or "Reply All".

******* ******* *******

Dear Mr. Tom Nash,

1. Please find attached the Response Referral letter for your FOIA request.

2. Please affirm that you have Received and are able to Open and View the attachment.

Thank you,

SFC Marvin G. Watson
VaARNG, G6
FOIA Officer
Records Manager/ARIMS
State Publications Manager
Office: 434-298-6336
marvin.g.watson.mil@mail.mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

From: Drone Watch

Received, thank you. We will follow up appropriately.

Thanks.

From: Drone Watch

Hello,

Per the attached, this FOIA request was forwarded to your attention. Please confirm receipt and provide an update as to its status.

Thank you.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good afternoon -

Once we have the request logged in for processing it will be assigned a case number and we will send you an acknowledgement letter; on average it takes 10 days to get requests logged in for processing once received so it has not yet been logged in.

Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy

From: Virginia Army National Guard

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Virginia Army National Guard

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0046.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Good Morning,

This request is currently #178 in our processing queue with an estimated completion date of January 30, 2015. We hope to have processing complete well before this projected date.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0046.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good Afternoon,

This request is currently #174 in our processing queue with an estimated completion date of January 30, 2015. We hope to have processing complete well before this projected date.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-5901 (COMM) 703-607-5901 
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0046.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR NGB ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good Afternoon,

The estimated completion date for this request is February 27, 2015.

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-2918 (COMM) 703-607-2918 (Toll Free) 844-573-2939
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684

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 Feb. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FA-14-0046.

Thank you for your help.

From: NG NCR NGB ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good afternoon -

Your request is continuing to be processed. Right now we have an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015.

vr

Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
(703) 601-6884

From: Virginia Army National Guard

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Virginia Army National Guard

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

Hello -

The single document provided (see https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/4-13-15_MR2755_RES.pdf) itself refers to another document, a Proper Use Memorandum for the use of two UAS models. Please advise whether this document was found and considered responsive to this request?

Thank you.

From: Virginia Army National Guard

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: NG NCR NGB ARNG Mailbox NGB FOIA

Good afternoon -

There were no other documents located by the proponent office when they responded to the record search other than the one record provided to you and they also provided us with a publically available DoD Directive (http://dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/302518p.pdf).

Vr

Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
(703) 601-6884

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