I requested the contracts and others under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. USAID said:
Those contract files were destroyed according to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 4.805, Storage, Handling, and Disposal of Contract Files.I have the right to appeal the ruling. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
Since December 2010, I have sent USAID and the State Department more than 100 letters requesting documents related to U.S. government democracy programs in Cuba. So far, I haven't gotten much in return.
The oldest pending FOIA request that I've filed is 1 year and 1 day old. See more about the FOIA requests here.