Website closures related to government shutdown (Department of Agriculture)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-FS-WO-00005-F
Est. Completion None
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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 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,

Zack Sampson

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 Oct. 1, 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 Oct. 1, 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: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Good morning,

Your request is being handled by Forest Service. Your request number is 2014-FS-WO-00005-F. I will refer your inquiry to the assigned analyst who is working your request. They will be able to update you on the current status.

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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 Oct. 1, 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 #2014-FS-WO-00005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Elizabeth Marchak

Hello Zack Sampson:

Thank you for your email. I am still working on completing your request. As we have informed you in the past, we have many backlogged requests, and unfortunately, we are behind in processing many requests. We moved into our refurbished offices this week, so the packing, unpacking and confusion are behind us and we can devote all of our time to our FOIA requests.

Thank you for your patience. I will be back in touch.

Elizabeth Marchak

Elizabeth A. Marchak
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Analyst
USDA Forest Service
Washington, DC
Email: emarchak@fs.fed.us

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 Oct. 1, 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 #2014-FS-WO-00005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marchak, Elizabeth A -FS

Hello Mr. Sampson,

Thank you for your email. I believe I now have the documents I need to process your request. Because of our backlog I cannot give you an exact date, but I am working as quickly and efficiently as possible to process your request.

Elizabeth Marchak

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 Oct. 1, 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 #2014-FS-WO-00005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marchak, Elizabeth A -FS

Hello Mr. Sampson, Our response to your request is in the process of being signed. I will send it to you as soon as I get it back.

Thank you for your patience.

Elizabeth Marchak

Elizabeth A. Marchak
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Analyst
USDA Forest Service
Washington, DC
Email: emarchak@fs.fed.us

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 Oct. 1, 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 #2014-FS-WO-00005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marchak, Elizabeth A -FS

Hello Mr. Sampson, Here is the partial response. I am working on completing the final response to your request.

Thank you, Elizabeth Marchak

Elizabeth A. Marchak
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Analyst
USDA Forest Service
Washington, DC
Email: emarchak@fs.fed.us

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