Website closures related to government shutdown (Federal Trade Commission)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2014-00013
Status
Completed

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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: Federal Trade Commission

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Trade Commission

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Seery, Alexander

Dear Mr. Sampson,

This email is in regards to FOIA request 2014-00013, in which you requested information related to the shutdown and the operation of the agency's website(s). Please note we have interpreted that your use of the phrase "agency website(s)" is referring to www.ftc.gov in all four segments of the request. Please confirm if this is correct. If not, please provide the exact website(s) for which you are inquiring.

From: Zack Sampson

Yes, that is correct.

Thank you.

From: Federal Trade Commission

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

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 #FOIA-2014-00013.

Thank you for your help.

From: Seery, Alexander

Dear Mr. Sampson,

You can expect to receive a response first thing in January. I have reviewed the documents and our response is currently in my supervisor's queue awaiting approval. Thank you for your patience.

Alex Seery

From: Federal Trade Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Trade Commission

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

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 #FOIA-2014-00013.

Thank you for your help.

From: Seery, Alexander

Dear Mr. Sampson,

The response was placed in the mail today. I apologize for the delay.
Regards,
Alex Seery

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 #FOIA-2014-00013.

Thank you for your help.

From: Seery, Alexander

Mr. Sampson-

We sent our response out on January 31, 2014. Please let me know if you did not receive a response and I will resend it.
Thanks,
Alex

Alex Seery
Paralegal Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
202-326-2736

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