Website closures related to government shutdown (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration )

Zack Sampson filed this request with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOC-NOAA-2014-000066
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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: FOIA Office - NOAA Service Account

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From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

Please have the NOA FOIA Office staff copy and paste my request into FOIAonline.

Thank you.

From: foia@noaa.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28012f25b)
* Tracking Number: DOC-NOAA-2014-000066
* Requester Name: Zack Sampson
* Date Submitted: Thu Oct 24 00:00:00 EDT 2013
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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

From: foia@noaa.gov

10/31/2013 02:52 PM FOIA Request: DOC-NOAA-2014-000066

Please see attached letter.

From: foia@noaa.gov

11/15/2013 10:23 AM FOIA Request: DOC-NOAA-2014-000066

Please see attached letter.

From: foia@noaa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DOC-NOAA-2014-000066 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
10/24/2013
* Request Long Description:
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

From: FOIA Office - NOAA Service Account

Good afternoon Mr. Sampson,

In reviewing the status of your FOIA request, it was discovered to have
been closed. The person managing your request (Jean Carter Johnson) is no
longer with NOAA. Please let me know if you would like to pursue this FOIA
and I will get it back into the FOIAonline system.

I sincerely apologize for the confusion. If you would like to discuss this
by phone, I can be reached at 703-298-8005.

Thank you.

Lola Stith
NOAA FOIA Office

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