DOD misinterpreted the FOIA


A couple of days ago I followed up with DOD about why they denied our FOIA for correspondence logs earlier. Their denial was based on the fact that the records were too large and they wanted us to narrow our request. On talking to them I figured that DOD officials had interpreted our FOIA to include all documents and not just the logs of correspondences. So, they agreed to re-open our FOIA based on this clarification.

Unfortunately, other Agencies have also been misinterpreting out FOIAs, assuming we are asking for copies of the letters and not just the logs.

So Bill and I decided that a slight change in language asking for only the dates of replies may help, which we have made going forth.

Also, I’ve started sending out FOIAs requesting correspondence logs from March.