Below is a response I recently received regarding one of the multiple Freedom of Information Act requests I made for source material to use in Disaster Government. This particular response was in relation to my request for CONPLAN 3502 - Civil Disturbance Operations. It was denied.

Note the dates, however. The original request was made in August, 2010. This final response is dated January 25, 2013. This shows the pace of the federal bureaucracy. In fact, note in the letter that "the commanded exceeded its 20 day statutory response time."

This letter also reveals that Obama's "unprecedented level of openness in government" isn't all it's cracked up to be. But should that really surprise any of us?