Tactics of influence in information operations

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would like to request the following under Freedom of Information legislation:

Can you tell me whether or substances which alter hormone levels have ever been used in Information Operations?

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

Dear Ministry of Defence,

In correction to the last letter I typed; the text should have read "whether or not". Hopefully this will make more sense now.

Regards,

Donnie Mackenzie

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DECISION NOTICE ISSUED BY ICO. Response directed within 35 calendar days.(29th Jan)

Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Mackenzie

 

PSA response to one of your Freedom of Information requests.

 

We apologise for the delay in responding.

 

We hope to send responses to your remaining requests in due course.

 

 Regards

 

Simon Skerritt

Deputy Business Manager, Defence Strategy and Priorities (DSP), 4-F-02,
Security Policy & Operations, Main Building, Ministry of Defence,
Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB. Email: [1][email address]

 

 

Tel: 0207 2182051    Fax: 0207 2181042

 

 

 

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Dear Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Thanks for your response. Can you please clarify what action was taken to research for this request and what bodies, departments and operations (type, how many) were contacted in order to come to this conclusion?

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

Dear Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER),

I would like to request an indication of intention. Please could you notify me as to whether you are going attempt resolution of query. I would like to ask that this be sent by 24th February.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Mackenzie,

Thank you for your email.

I sent responses to three of your requests yesterday. The remaining three outstanding responses will be sent to you today, once departmental clearance has been given.

Regards

Simon Skerritt

Deputy Business Manager, Defence Strategy and Priorities (DSP), 4-F-02, Security Policy & Operations, Main Building, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB. Email: [email address]

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Dear Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Thanks for the update mr Skerritt. However this and the other similar communcations made concurrently pertain to my dissatisfaction with responses already provided.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Mackenzie,

Thank you for your email dated 19th February.

If you are dissatisfied with the substantive responses you have received
form this Department, it is open to you to request an internal review.

You may apply for an independent internal review for any of the
responses that you have been sent by contacting the Deputy Chief
Information Officer, 2nd Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB
(e-mail [email address]).

Please note that any requests for an internal review must be made within
40 working days of the date on which the attempt to reach informal
resolution has come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take
your complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the
Information Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MOD
internal review process has been completed. Further details of the role
and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the
Commissioner's website, http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Regards

Simon Skerritt

Deputy Business Manager, Defence Strategy and Priorities (DSP), 4-F-02,
Security Policy & Operations, Main Building, Ministry of Defence,
Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB. Email: [email address]

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Dear Sec Pol Ops-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Thanks for your response.

I would like to request an internal review, as you state.

I am unhappy because I believe that Information Operations have used substances which alter hormone levels and there is likely to be information held on this. DSTL employs approximately 4000 staff who work on the latest technology in order to help "influence" activities within operations such as those mentioned.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Mackenzie,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Internal Review

 

The Deputy Head of Corporate Information has asked me to acknowledge your
email, received here on 22 February 2013, in which you applied for an
internal review of your request for information under the FOIA, our
reference 01-10-2012-094532-003.

 

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days
and we therefore aim to complete the review and respond to you by 22 March
2013. While we are working hard to achieve this, in the interests of
providing you with a realistic indication of when you should expect a
response, I should advise that the majority are currently taking between
20 and 40 working days to complete.

 

The review will involve a full, independent reconsideration of the
handling of the case as well as the final decision.

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Internal Review Team

 

 

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Mackenzie,

 

Please see attached for the internal review of your request for
information 01-10-2012-094532-003,

 

Yours sincerely,

FOI Internal Review Team

 

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