Website closures related to government shutdown (Army - United States Department of the Army)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Army, Office of the Chief Information Officer of the United States of America.
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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents related to the operations of federal websites during the government shutdown. Specifically:

1) Memos and shutdown plans addressing the operation of this agency's websites during a government shutdown
2) Any cost-benefit analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
3) Any security analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
4) Annual budget documents showing the costs of operating of this agency's website

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, 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.


Zack Sampson

From: Walukonis, Joseph E CIV (US)

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Dear Mr. Sampson,

This email and attached PDF responds to your FOIA request for records
related to the operation of Army websites during the Government shutdown
including plans, cost-benefit analyses, security analyses, and budget

I have forwarded your request to the Army Chief Information Officer/G6
for action.

Their contact information is in the attached PDF, "FOIA Letter

Thank you for your participation in the Army's Freedom of Information Act


From: MuckRock

To the Office of the Chief Information Officer FOIA Office:

According to the attached letter, FOIA 14-0007 has been transferred to your attention from the Army FOIA office. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

From: Walukonis, Joseph E CIV (US)

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From: Woodson, Angelique P CIV (US)

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FOIA #FA-140001

Dear Mr. Sampson-MuckRock News:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
relating to operations of Army Websites during the Government shutdown which
included plans, cost-benefit analyses, security analyses and budget
documents. Your request was forwarded to the Chief Information Officer/G-6
on October 8, 2013 and assigned a file number FA-140001.

Unfortunately, this office does not have records pertaining to your request.
No one can access the Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) sites unless he or she has
an Army Knowledge Account (AKO) or Common Access Card (CAC).

If you have any questions regarding your request, email your inquiry to

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