Agreements with the FBI's DITU (Department of Homeland Security -- fwd to CBP)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-036797
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All MOU/MOA (Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement) or other agreements between your agency and the FBI where the agreement allows you access to any data collected by the FBI's DITU (The Data Intercept Technology Unit).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: Pugh, Amy

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment to your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal. I have no commercial interests in this request. I am communicating with you directly using the Muckrock email system. I am not paying anyone to make this request for me. I have no plans or agreement to sell the information and I am not making this request on behalf of anyone else. I make this request personally for non commercial use. I may use the results in a news media story, but am not yet certain. For this reason, I will not argue for news media billing on this specific request. However I do appeal the commercial fee category.

From: Department of Homeland Security

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Department of Homeland Security

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Pugh, Amy

Good Morning, Attached is in further response to your FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Jason Smathers

The FBI's Data Intercept Technology Unit (DITU) collects data for national security and law enforcement use. You can limit the search to components of DHS which would share in the mission of law enforcement and the identification of threats to national security.

From: Pugh, Amy

Good Afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per the attached, this request has been forwarded to your attention within CBP FOIA. Please confirm receipt and provide a tracking number, as applicable.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-HQFO-00165; 2014-HQAP-00015.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-HQFO-00165; 2014-HQAP-00015.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-HQFO-00165; 2014-HQAP-00015.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-HQFO-00165; 2014-HQAP-00015.

Thank you for your help.

From: PEGUES, TIMIKIA

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request referred from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, the Department processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt.

CBP has created an online portal to provide the public access to submit requests online, check the status of the requests, and download responsive records from the agency to a secure account.
Please visit https://foia.cbp.gov to create an account.

Your request has been assigned reference number 2014-036797. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence.
Thanks
FOIA Division

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-036797.

Thank you for your help.

From: PEGUES, TIMIKIA

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Your request has been assign to the appropriate program office for research of records. Once the FOIA division receives the records, if any records are responsive, a final response letter and/or records will be sent to you.

Thanks

Timikia R. Pegues
Government & Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection
Office of the Commissioner
Privacy & Diversity Office
Direct: (202) 325-0283
Fax: (202) 325-0230
Emial: Timikia.R.Pegues@cbp.dhs.gov

“We Delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the change it has gone through to achieve it’s beauty.” Maya Angelou

From: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

A no responsive documents response.

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