Communications with contractor Netsential (Richland Police Department)

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the Richland Police Department of Richland, WA.
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Multi Request Communications with contractor Netsential


From: Jacob Silverman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All electronic communications, including emails, with Netsential, a Texas-based web hosting firm that contracts with local law enforcement, the FBI, DHS, and municipal governments. Netsential was recently the source of the hacked data known as BlueLeaks.

I am especially seeking information about contracts Netsential has received to create and maintain websites and other digital services for the FBI, FBI-affiliated organizations, LE, and various intelligence fusion centers. Netsential provides web hosting services for the effort known as Richland Shield:

Please also search for communications with Stephen Gartrell, the founder of Netsential.

Relevant news articles/links:

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.


Jacob Silverman

From: Richland Police Department

Please see the attached correspondence.

Heather Kintzley
City Attorney
625 Swift Blvd., MS-07 | Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7385

This email and its attachments are public documents that may contain confidential attorney-client privileged and/or work product information. If you received this communication in error, please notify me by responding to this email, and immediately delete and/or destroy all electronic, hard copy and any other forms of the record. Non-privileged emails and attachments are subject to release under the Washington Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW.

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From: Richland Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.