Entity: Department of Defense

FOIA Seeking DOD Communications with The Heritage Foundation

March 30, 2018
FOIA to DOD seeking records of communications between anyone at or affiliated with The Heritage Foundation and a series of DOD employees and components.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

No Records Response From Army Corps of Engineers Regarding Puerto Rico Whitefish

March 20, 2018
No records response regarding the contract awarded to Whitefish Energy following the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

DOD Political Appointee Oaths of Office

March 13, 2018
Oaths of office from the Department of the Defense that employees were required to take prior to employment.

DOD Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

January 29, 2018
Response from DOD to American Overisight's request for resumes and titles of political appointees. The response includes a list of political appointees as of April 12 (the date of the request) and resumes; the cover letter affirmatively states that a search for conflicts or ethics waivers or authorizations identified no records, and OCG certified that there are none.

FOIA to DOD/Navy Regarding Pence Visitors

January 24, 2018
FOIA seeking records sufficient to identify all visitors to the Naval Observatory and visits to Mike Pence.