Animals used for surveillance/spying

Jillian C. York filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # NFP-44909
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Jillian C. York

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am looking for any information pertaining to the use of animals for surveillance, such as in the case of the Acoustic Kitty program. I am specifically interested in squirrels, ravens, pigeons, cats, and sharks, but would like to obtain any and all instances of animals being used for surveillance or spying.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Jillian C. York

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Ms. York,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

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