50 More Fun Words (2018) (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request 50 More Fun Words (2018)


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of emails sent to or from either the director's office (or equivalent) as well as their chief of staff (or equivalent) and executive director (or equivalent) containing any of the following 50 (non-case sensitive) words between 1 January 2018 and the present:

1. damn
2. damnit
3. goddamn
4. goddam
5. goddammit
6. webcomic
7. hurt
8. accuse
9. accused
10. allege
11. alleges
12. alleged
13. disgrace
14. disgraced
15. worry
16. worries
17. worried
18. lost
19. perjury
20. perjured
21. lie
22. lies
23. lied
24. 1001
25. 1621
26. game
27. marijuana
28. drug
29. activist
30. activists
31. riot
32. soda
33. reward
34. prize
35. save
36. kill
37. decimate
38. punish
39. punishment
40. penalize
41. penalized
42. shred
43. wipe
44. erase
45. delete
46. bastard
47. bitch
48. bitched
49. bitching
50. dessert

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Good Morning Ms. Best,

As is your request is "unreasonably described" and "unreasonably burdensome". Currently, your request requires a search for 50 keywords, across multiple offices with a year and a half timeframe related to email correspondence. The FOIA was not intended to allow requesters to conduct "fishing expeditions" through agency files. We are happy to work with you to negotiate narrowing the scope such as, limiting the number of keywords, timeframe, or narrowing to specific individuals. If we cannot come to an agreement on a narrowed scope, NGA will have to deny your FOIA request on the bases of your request being improper. Thank you for your time. We look forward to working with you.


Ms. Tiffany Richardson
FOIA/PA Team Lead / Information Security Specialist
Office of Security, NGA FOIA/PA Requester Service Center
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
(571) 557-4141
(571) 558-3165 (fax)



  • 06/11/2019