Website closures related to government shutdown (Federal Communications Commission)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission 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: Stephanie Kost

Dear Mr. Sampson:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2014-002. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 11/15/13. If additional time is needed to respond to your request you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.


From: Deborah Klein

Dear Mr. Sampson,
We are actively processing your FOIA request 2014-002. For administrative purposes, however, we are requesting a 30 day extension of time, until December 13th, 2013. This extension of time will not affect the attention we are devoting to the response. Please let me know whether you consent to this extension of time.

Thank you,

Deborah Klein
Office of Managing Director, FCC
(202) 418-1058

From: Zack Sampson


Yes this is ok.

Thank you.

From: Deborah Klein

Mr. Sampson:
Attached is the FCC's response to your FOIA request.

Deborah Klein