Geofeedia Inc. Contracts, Invoice - Social Media Surveillance Policies (Newport News Police)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Newport News Police of Newport News, VA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with Geofeedia LLC or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company (including but not limited to Brightplaent, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX). Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:
• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media use and surveillance by individual officers and representatives of this agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Lee, Kim

This is in response to your FOIA request below received by the City of Newport News on October 28, 2016. Attached you will find relevant records relating to our contract with Geofeedia. This purchase was made without competition as a single source as allowed in Section 2-553.3 (d) of the Newport News City Code. Regarding your request for “all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media use and surveillance by individual officers and representatives of this agency,” I have attached the Purchasing Code as well as NNPD’s Computer Use policy.

As minimal time was spent on this FOIA request, there will be no charge for providing you these records.

Kim Lee
Communications/Media Relations Manager | Department of Communications
City of Newport News | 2400 Washington Avenue | Newport News, VA 23607