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JW v Kerry 00785 emails Kerry response

JW v Kerry 00785 emails Kerry response

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Date Created:May 20, 2015

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Tags:John Kerry, Hillary Clinton

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Dear Mr. Fitton,
The Secretary has asked respond your April letter raising
concerns regarding Federal e-mail records. assure you that the Deparunent
leadership committed preserving the documentation U.S. foreign policy and
Department operations through meeting the statutory requirements and presidential
initiatives regarding records, well ensuring that the Department maximizes
transparency embodied the Freedom Information Act. furtherance
this commitment,-the Department working closely with the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA) regarding former Secretary Clintons
records, well pursue long-terrn solutions n-ther improve our
management electronic records covered our April response NARA
March correspondence, copies which are provided attachments for your
information. closing, appreciate your identifying the issues concern your
organization your April letter and assure you that are continually working improve our recordkeeping practices.
Sincerely, I14
Patrick Kennedy
Attachments: (2)
Mr. Thomas Fitton,
Judicial Watch,
425 Third St, SW, Suite 800,
Washington, 20024.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services
Bureau Administration
U.s. Department State
SA-2, Suite 8000
515 22nd Street,
Washington, 20522-0208
Dear Ms. Ginfeld:
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) concerned with the events
outlined the March 2015, article Michael Schmidt regarding the
potential alienation Federal email records created received former Secretary ofSIate
Hillary Rodham Clinton. The article also suggess potential issues with the Federal email records
created received former Secretaries State dating back Secretary Madeleine
Based this article and other news reports, NARA concerned that Federal records may have been alienated from the Department State cial recordkeeping systems.
Pursuant your Department responsibilities under U.S.C. Chapter and NARAs
authon U.S.C. Chapter 29, request that the Department State explore this matter
and provide NARA report ofhow these records were managed and the current status these
records. request that you provide with report required and described CFR 1230.14 within days the date this letter. Federal records have been alienated, please describe all measures the Department has taken,
expects take, retrieve the alienated records. Please also include description all
safeguards established prevent records alienation incidents happening the future.
Please also provide NARA all guidance and directives disseminated within the Department that
address the management email records, including those records created using personal email
.r lUV .v llClliS nlllri >rl Ivl*.Tl -.-KTIUN nurm RUAD you are unable provide report within days, please provide with interim report
indicating what actions you have taken and when you expect submit nal report
Thank you for your cooperation.
Chief Records cer
for the US. Government
cc: Ambassador Patrick Kennedy
Under Secretary for Management
Senior Agency ciul for Records Management
US. Department Stole
Washington, 20520