Website closures related to government shutdown (General Services Administration)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 259149
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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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: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Zack Sampson:

We received your request in the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and assigned control FOIA IQ
number *259149*. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence
concerning this request. We have twenty workdays from today’s day in which
to respond (excluding Federal holidays). Based on this, we anticipate
response on or before November 14, 2013.

However, it may not always be possible to provide the documents within this
time period. In some cases, we may take an extension and will advise you.
Please be advised that your request may be subject to fees for search,
review and reproduction costs. Should this be the case, you will be given
an estimate of the costs. All estimates in excess of two hundred and fifty
dollars ($250) must be paid in advance of beginning the work. Estimates are
developed in good faith and are based on our reasonable judgment. However
due to the unique nature of each request and complexity of documents
involved, actual costs to search and review the material may vary. You will
be notified of fees, time frames and any other issues prior to and
throughout the process.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
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this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: Kimberly Veach - H1A

Good afternoon:

U.S. General Services Administration is requesting a new negotiated
time-frame in order to thoroughly research, redacted, and prepare documents
that will allow us to complete proper responsive documents for your FOIA
request 259149.

I am requesting the new due date be negotiated to Friday, December 13,
2013. Please advise if our negotiated time-frame request is acceptable.

I do apologize for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you. If
you have any concerns, feel free to call me anytime for a status update.

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Respectfully,
Kimberly G. Veach
Management and Program Analyst, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7308
Washington, DC 20405-0001
Phone: (202) 219-1603
Blackberry: (202) 281-5253
Toll Free: 1-855-675-3642
Fax: (202) 501-2727
e-mail: kimberly.veach@gsa.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

That is ok.

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 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 #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good morning Mr. Zack Sampson,

Thanks for your status inquiry dated February 4, 2014 on GSA FOIA Request
259149.

Upon review of the FOIA Request, the Program Office has obtained a
voluminous quantity of documents related to your request.

Once review & concurrence is obtained from the Program Office, Office of
General Counsel and the FOIA Office, the response will be released to you
as quickly as possible.

A time frame of completion is determined by any additional edits or
revisions that are made to the response and responsive documents during the
review and concurrence process.

We appreciate your continued patience during the processing of your request
and we hope to get a response to you as soon as possible.

I hope this information has been of assistance to you.

Take care.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson,

I apologize for the delay on getting this FOIA request response to you.
Our data and information pull has now been completed. We had a successful
information pull and received thousands of pages of documents relating to
your FOIA request. My staff is currently reviewing and redacting (per FOIA
Exemption Law) where necessary and preparing this package for final release
to you. This is a tedious and time-consuming process. Given GSA's current
FOIA workload and FOIA request backlog, I am estimating to have this FOIA
response package to you by the end of May. We will keep you notified of
any changes to this anticipated release date.

Thank you.

Travis Lewis
Program Manager, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center
Management & Oversight Division (H1C)
Office of Administrative Services (H)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20405

Office Phone: 202-219-3078
Cell Phone: 202-365-8297
E-mail: travis.lewis@gsa.gov

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson:

The GSA FOIA Office is writing to let you know that we are nearing
completion of your FOIA request. We are currently reviewing and redacting
(per FOIA
Exemption Law) where necessary and preparing this package for final
release. Due to the tremendous amount of documentation and the time-consuming
process, we currently anticipate completion to this FOIA request by
Mid-August. We apologize for any delay or hardship that may have been
caused on fulfilling this FOIA request. We will be certain to keep you
informed of any changes to this anticipated release time frame.

Thank you and have a great day.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson,

The GSA FOIA Office has completed it's review and redactions. The package
has been forwarded to our GSA Office of General Counsel for review and
concurrence. Please note that we cannot release any information prior to
legal review and signature. Once again, we apologize for any delays that
may have been caused in fulfilling this FOIA request. We will certainly
keep you informed of any changes that may further delay the release. We
thank you for your patience and we look forward to the completion of your
FOIA request.

Thank you.

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Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Mr. Zack Sampson:

Our GSA Legal Office has requested additional review of the documentation
prior to it's release. We are currently full-filling Legal's request. We
certainly apologize for the length of time regarding this request; however,
we are making every effort to complete the review and release of this FOIA
request. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to completing
this request ASAP.

Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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 #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

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. You had assigned it reference number #259149.

Thank you for your help.

From: GSA FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Zack Sampson:

This email is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request, GSA Number 259149, dated October 1, 2013. Provided is the final
response letter with enclosure.

259149 -Sampson- RELEASABLE Enclosures.zip
<http://ctsiq.gsa.gov:800/foia/workflow_edit.aspx?cid=259149&tabid=#>
<http://ctsiq.gsa.gov:800/foia/workflow_edit.aspx?cid=259149&tabid=#>

Respectfully,

Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, Northwest, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20405
Toll Free number:(855) 675-FOIA
Fax number:(202) 501-2727

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any attachments to this
email message contain confidential information belonging to the sender,
which is legally privileged. The information is intended only for the use
of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. Please do not forward
this message without permission. If you are not the intended recipient or
the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of
this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or return
email and delete and destroy the original email message, and attachments
thereto and all copies thereof.

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