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Public Comments Submitted by Robert Hammond on September 4, 2021 - Update 20210902. OGIS Mediation and DOD’s change to CFR 32 CFR part 286.4

from: Robert Hammond
to: FOIA Advisory Committee, David S. Ferriero
date: Sep 4, 2021, 10:15 AM
subject: Public Comment FOIA Advisory Committee. Update. 20210902. OGIS Mediation and DOD's change to CFR 32 CFR part 286.4


The attached presentation “Update 20210902. OGIS Mediation and DOD’s change to CFR 32 CFR part 286.4” updates my posted Public Comments of  March 3, 2021  & May 3, 2021, 4:46 PM. Pls post to Public Comments for the September 9, 2021 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting.

I am providing my Public Comments in both PowerPoint and PDF format. Both passed the ADA Accessibility Checker(s) and are compliant with the NARA OGIS Posting Policy for Public Comments:

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With my deep respect,

Robert Hammond

cc: Committee Members

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