FirstNet Proposals and Responses (Office of the Governor - Washington)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Washington of Washington.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

* All the information about the plan FirstNet sent to the Governor's Office in late September and your state's response to FirstNet or the First Responder Network Authority.
* Any requests by state officials for access to inspect national FirstNet contracts and MOUs with AT&T.

As background for responding to this request, FirstNet is a organization within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration established in 2012 for the sole purpose of setting up a nationwide cellular network that first responders can use. Earlier this year, FirstNet signed a deal with AT&T this year and in September submitted a plan to all 50 states for the rollout of this network. States have 90 days to either opt in to the plan (binding them to AT&T for 25 years) or develop an alternative plan of their own, with no response opting the state into the AT&T plan.

There is more information on FirstNet and the proposal process available at the following article:

http://m.urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december

As well as on FirstNet’s webiste: https://www.firstnet.gov

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Office of the Governor - Washington

Michael,

I’m in the process of pulling the files that are responsive to your request. We will work on this and plan to get those documents out in no more than 3-4 weeks.
Thanks,
Tip

TAYLOR “TIP” WONHOFF
Deputy General Counsel | Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Preferred gender pronouns: he/him/his
Desk: 360.902.4132 | Cell: 360.280.9776
www.governor.wa.gov<http://www.governor.wa.gov/> | taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov<mailto:taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov>
Email communications with state employees are public records and may be subject to disclosure, pursuant to Ch. 42.56 RCW.
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From: Office of the Governor - Washington

Thanks for the message. We have collected the files. We are doing a final review for potential redactions now, and we should be able to get your responsive records, likely next week.
Tip

TAYLOR “TIP” WONHOFF
Deputy General Counsel | Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Preferred gender pronouns: he/him/his
Desk: 360.902.4132 | Cell: 360.280.9776
www.governor.wa.gov<http://www.governor.wa.gov/> | taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov<mailto:taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov>
Email communications with state employees are public records and may be subject to disclosure, pursuant to Ch. 42.56 RCW.
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From: Office of the Governor - Washington

Hi Michael,

I wanted to provide you an update regarding your PRA request. We need extra time to conduct review of the files that we collected relating to FirstNet. Unique laws may apply to the handling of these files, as to what we can and can’t disclose without redaction. Accordingly, we want to be careful to make sure we get these redactions right so that we can get you everything we can. I apologize that this is taking longer than anticipated, but I wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten about your request. I’ll circle back in another 1-2 weeks, hopefully sooner.

Thanks,
Tip

TAYLOR “TIP” WONHOFF
Deputy General Counsel | Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Preferred gender pronouns: he/him/his
Desk: 360.902.4132 | Cell: 360.280.9776
www.governor.wa.gov<http://www.governor.wa.gov/> | taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov<mailto:taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov>
Email communications with state employees are public records and may be subject to disclosure, pursuant to Ch. 42.56 RCW.
[cid:image005.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov>[cid:image006.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://twitter.com/GovInslee>[cid:image007.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/govinslee/sets>[instagram-signature]<https://www.instagram.com/govinslee/>[medium-signature]<https://medium.com/wagovernor>[cid:image006.png@01D2A942.04290AE0]<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAGOV/subscriber/new>

From: Office of the Governor - Washington

Thanks for the message. Sorry this has taken longer than anticipated. I think we should be wrapping up our review today, so I now expect the files to be sent out in the mail to you tomorrow. I’ll send another email confirming this when we mail the files. Again, thanks for your patience.
Tip

TAYLOR “TIP” WONHOFF
Deputy General Counsel | Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Preferred gender pronouns: he/him/his
Desk: 360.902.4132 | Cell: 360.280.9776
www.governor.wa.gov<http://www.governor.wa.gov/> | taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov<mailto:taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov>
Email communications with state employees are public records and may be subject to disclosure, pursuant to Ch. 42.56 RCW.
[cid:image005.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov>[cid:image006.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://twitter.com/GovInslee>[cid:image007.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/govinslee/sets>[instagram-signature]<https://www.instagram.com/govinslee/>[medium-signature]<https://medium.com/wagovernor>[cid:image006.png@01D2A942.04290AE0]<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAGOV/subscriber/new>

From: Office of the Governor - Washington

The files are now ready for disclosure. We will mail those out to you today. With this disclosure, we will now close out your request. Thank you for your patience.
Tip

TAYLOR “TIP” WONHOFF
Deputy General Counsel | Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Preferred gender pronouns: he/him/his
Desk: 360.902.4132 | Cell: 360.280.9776
www.governor.wa.gov<http://www.governor.wa.gov/> | taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov<mailto:taylor.wonhoff@gov.wa.gov>
Email communications with state employees are public records and may be subject to disclosure, pursuant to Ch. 42.56 RCW.
[cid:image005.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov>[cid:image006.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://twitter.com/GovInslee>[cid:image007.png@01CFE39F.E522EBD0]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/govinslee/sets>[instagram-signature]<https://www.instagram.com/govinslee/>[medium-signature]<https://medium.com/wagovernor>[cid:image006.png@01D2A942.04290AE0]<https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAGOV/subscriber/new>

From: Office of the Governor - Washington

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