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Case TitleSPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER v. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND et al
DistrictEastern District of Pennsylvania
CityPhiladelphia
Case Number2:2017cv00505
Date Filed2017-02-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHONORABLE GERALD J. PAPPERT
PlaintiffSPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
Case DescriptionSpeaking Truth to Power submitted a FOIA request to the Air Force Global Strike Command for records concerning a report prepared for President Obama assessing the capability of a rogue actor to hack into the U.S. nuclear arsenal and launch an attack. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and Speaking Truth to Power had various contacts with the agency concerning the processing of the request. However, after the agency failed to respond, Speaking Truth to Power filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantUNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND
DefendantUSSTRATCOMMAND
DefendantUS DEPT. OF AIR FORCE
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2017-02-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND, US DEPT. OF AIR FORCE, USSTRATCOMMAND ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 154304.), filed by SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER.(gs) (Entered: 02/03/2017)
2017-02-03Summons Issued as to UNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND, US DEPT. OF AIR FORCE, USSTRATCOMMAND, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. 4 Given to Counsel, 1 Given to AUSA on 2/3/17. (gs) (Entered: 02/03/2017)
2017-02-062Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint on behalf of the United States Attorney (only). (jl, ) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
2017-02-203AFFIDAVIT of Service re: served Summons and Complaint upon Attorney General of the United States; US Department of Air Force; US Air Force Global Strike; USSTRATCOMMAND by Certified Mail on 2/17/2017 (ZACHER, JULES) (Entered: 02/20/2017)
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