USAID's Sylvia Lankford explains delay
Those dastardly typos.
A USAID official today said she did respond to my Dec. 30 FOIA request, as required by law, but the agency's letter never reached me because of a typo.
I am relieved to know that my request wasn't lost and is in the works.
My Dec. 30 letter requests information about companies that submitted bids to do pro-democracy work in Cuba, the kind of work that landed Alan Gross in jail.
I emailed several USAID officials on Sunday after the agency failed to respond to my letter.
Sylvia Lankford, USAID's FOIA team leader, replied this morning:
Hi Ms. Eaton,
Thanks for your inquiry. I reviewed our records and found that we had received your request. We sent the attached acknowledgement letter to you dated January 6. (Download PDF of letter). After further investigation, I found that an extra letter was inadvertently placed in your e-mail address. That is why you did not receive the letter.